“Oh, the game was very
different in my day from what it’s like today. I don’t mean just that the
fences were further back and the ball was deader and things like that. I mean it
was more fun to play ball then.”—Davy Jones
First published in 1966, The
Glory of Their Times is a universally hailed classic. It’s a delightfully
evocative work full of fascinating characters and wonderful anecdotes about
immortals like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, and many others.
This is also the story of author Lawrence S. Ritter’s six
year quest to find the heroes of a bygone era. He interviewed more than two
dozen players from the turn of the century and the decades shortly thereafter,
including many now in the Baseball Hall of Fame, then let them tell their own
stories, in their own words. The scorecard includes Rube Marquard, Chief
Meyers, Goose Goslin, Smoky Joe Wood, Wahoo Sam Crawford, and many more. This
new audio compilation of the original interviews is great news for baseball
fans and anyone who loves old-time tales of America’s national pastime.
Download and start listening now!