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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,086 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence S. Ritter Narrator: Lawrence S. Ritter, Fred Snodgrass, Sam Crawford, Hans Lobert, and others Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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Baseball's Golden Age comes alive through the voices of men who were there. Selected from the original tapes on which Lawrence S. Ritter based his classic book of baseball history, The Glory of Their Times is a collection of wonderful tales that paint a vivid and evocative picture of a lively young America and the giants who starred on her ballfields, legends like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, and many others. From the wildly hilarious to the achingly poignant, these stories tell it like it really was. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 2/15/2014

    " Still the best baseball book ever. Excellent interviews with players from the early days of the major leagues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick Vogel | 2/9/2014

    " Good stuff. Interesting to read what the old timers thought about the game, and who they think was the greatest ever that they played against. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mokieblylk | 2/7/2014

    " very good reading if you like 'old school' baseball...lots of interesting stories involving the pioneers of modern baseball. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/5/2014

    " Top 10 baseball books period!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 1/29/2014

    " Amazing oral histories of ballplayers in the early 20th century. Lotsa details about the way the players lived, worked, played, etc.. The idea of an ex-ballplayer has always been a little spooky to me, and these guys -- all interviewed near the end of their lives -- all sound like ghosts being reawakened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/18/2014

    " Only the best baseball book ever. I envy people who've never read it, because they are in for a great thrill. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 1/12/2014

    " A Classic book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabe | 12/26/2013

    " An oral history of old-timey baseball, good stuff. Probably would not be much fun for a non-baseball fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 12/21/2013

    " A great book for a history buff, a baseball fan or someone who is both. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sparrowfall | 12/20/2013

    " You don't have to love baseball history to love this book (I do and I did, and if you do you will). The stories of the every day life of baseball players from older eras are also wonderful to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 12/8/2013

    " Great interviews with old time baseball players. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim Johnson | 12/8/2013

    " A bunch of old-timers talking about baseball... it should have bored me but it had charm and a simple honesty that was endearing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Holtzen | 12/8/2013

    " Great tales from turn of the century ballplayers. They weren't all hoods, but they all loved playing ball. I try to read one baseball book per summer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toby | 10/16/2013

    " Reading this is one of the loveliest most enjoyable things you can do in your life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan | 4/19/2013

    " pretty amazing oral history. it's neat to hear those guys in their own voices "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/7/2013

    " Loved this book. A must read for anyone who likes baseball and history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 10/6/2011

    " Loved this view into this early baseball era and hearing the stories in these guys own words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Max | 3/8/2011

    " A bunch of anecdotes about the early days of baseball, told by the players and managers who were there. I really enjoyed it, and I'm really glad this book exists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ted | 6/21/2010

    " Classic. Chock full of minute observations of what life was like for regular folks in the early 20th century in the US, as well as a lotta great baseball. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grant | 4/1/2010

    " This was a fantastic book about the early days of baseball. 26 different ballplayers tell their stories from the early 1900s. I read it to my 6 year old before bed over about six weeks and he really liked it too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kent | 10/6/2008

    " The greatest baseball book ever. I could read it a thousand times. I should read it a thousand times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ted Smith | 6/11/2006

    " Based on interviews with players from the early 20th Century, this is one of the very best baseball books ever written. "

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About the Author

Lawrence Ritter (1992-2004) was an economist and New York University professor.