Baseball When the Grass Was Real

  • by Donald Honig
  • Narrated by Stephen McLaughlin
  • 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Donald Honig crossed the country to meet and interview former big-league ball players. They shared their memories with him and the result is a book packed with nostalgia, statistics, action, revelations - an extraordinary oral history of baseball in the halcyon days beween the two world wars. Babe Ruth, Lefty Grove, Ted Williams, Bob Feller, Dizzy Dean, Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig, and many others are brought to life through the recollections of Wes Ferrell, Charlie Gehringer, Elbie Fletcher, Bucky Waters, Billy Herman, Cool Papa Bell, Spud Chandler, Pete Reiser, and a host of others. Those were the days when the grass was real, salaries were modest, Bob Feller was America's most famous 17-year-old, and idealism was in full swing. "Baseball builds your pride," said pitcher Wes Ferrell, who played it in order "to be a better guy".

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What other book might you compare Baseball When the Grass Was Real to and why?

Glory of their times was much more realistic


What didn’t you like about Stephen McLaughlin’s performance?

It should have been in the voices of the real players like glory of their times


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- Larry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-29-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios