Tales from the Ballpark

By Mike Shannon
Read by Raymond Todd

5.33 Hours 10/01/1999 unabridged
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Mike Shannon takes you behind the scenes into the ballpark, the clubhouse, and the minor leagues in this memorable collection of anecdotes about America’s pastime. Tales from the Ballpark contains more than 125 priceless stories from some of baseball’s greatest players and storytellers, including legendary Hall of Famers Ralph Kiner and Bob Gibson and modern-day stars Mo Vaughn and David Wells. Learn about Roberto Clemente’s chiropractic skills, a now-famous nun in Cleveland who bakes thousands of cookies for the Indians every year, the dangers of pitching batting practice to Gaylord Perry, and Billy Martin’s tacit protest against the American League’s subjective rating system for umpires. This entertaining and personal collection will delight fans for many years to come.

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Summary

Summary

Mike Shannon takes you behind the scenes into the ballpark, the clubhouse, and the minor leagues in this memorable collection of anecdotes about America’s pastime. Tales from the Ballpark contains more than 125 priceless stories from some of baseball’s greatest players and storytellers, including legendary Hall of Famers Ralph Kiner and Bob Gibson and modern-day stars Mo Vaughn and David Wells.

Learn about Roberto Clemente’s chiropractic skills, a now-famous nun in Cleveland who bakes thousands of cookies for the Indians every year, the dangers of pitching batting practice to Gaylord Perry, and Billy Martin’s tacit protest against the American League’s subjective rating system for umpires. This entertaining and personal collection will delight fans for many years to come.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This audio is very good company for any baseball enthusiast on a long drive. Cullen delivers a slew of fun anecdotes ranging from the early days of the game right up to the present.” Today’s Librarian

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Author

Author Bio: Mike Shannon

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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 5.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English