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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Shannon Narrator: Patrick Cullen Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455175420
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This memorable collection of anecdotes about America’s national pastime will take you into the dugout, clubhouse, and press box with some of the game’s greatest players and storytellers. From Hall-of-Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays to the always-quotable Casey Stengel, to modern-day stars Ken Griffey, Jr. and Larry Walker, Tales from the Dugout features more than 150 priceless stories. You’ll hear about George Steinbrenner’s revolving-door hiring policies, Tommy Lasorda’s feud with the Phillie Phanatic, Yogi Berra’s expansive strike zone, Earl Weaver’s battles with American League umpires, and Phil Rizzuto’s struggle with the English language. This intimate and entertaining collection is sure to delight fans of all generations.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If baseball from a fan’s perspective is the answer to a lazy summer day, then Tales from the Dugout is the answer to lazy days the rest of the year…This memorable collection is the perfect antidote to rainouts and winter blues.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “[Patrick Cullen] maintains the perfect breezy tone for a book of sports anecdotes.”


  • “Some hilarious, some heartwarming, all the anecdotes will be of interest to fans. Patrick Cullen adeptly conveys the diverse personalities that have shaped the game and woven it into the national fabric, from the fiery temper of Orioles manager Earl Weaver to the good-natured personality of Ken Griffey, Jr.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Seeland | 8/7/2010

    " not the greatest collection of stories but a good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/12/2009

    " A little dated and not as special as Mike Shannon clearly thinks it is. But a fun quick read to open the season. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Eshleman | 10/27/2008

    " I enjoyed these anecdotes particularly because so many of such stories seem to be frozen in the 50s or 60s. By contrast, these included many players I remember from "my" era of the late 80s and early 90s. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rodger | 7/25/2008

    " a collection of baseball stories, none I had ever heard before, which is what he promises in the introduction.

    There are a couple of really good ones, look up Thurman Munson if you are just perusing the book.

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About the Author

Mike Shannon is the founder and editor of Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine and the author of sixteen baseball books, including Diamond Classics: Essays on 100 of the Best Baseball Books and Baseball: The Writer’s Game. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

About the Narrator

Patrick Cullen (a.k.a. John Lescault), a native of Massachusetts, is a graduate of the Catholic University of America. He lives in Washington, DC, where he works in theater.