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Publisher's Summary

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.
©1998 Lawrence S. Ritter (P)1998 Neal McCabe, Henry W. Thomas, and Lawrence S. Ritter; 1961 -65 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Inc. and the University of Notre Dame Library Recording; 16 9
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"Almost perfect...vivid, gentle, and humorous." (The New Yorker)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Richard on 09-28-05

A Game Winning, Grand Slam!!!

This is by far the most impressive Baseball audio book that I have ever listened to. The words came to life and transported me back to a time when Baseball was such a huge part of the American life.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bill on 02-06-06

Wow!

I have owned the book for many years and have long considered it one of the BEST. This is the story of a guy who went around in the 60's and made tape recorded interviews with the old ballplayers of 1900s to the 1920s. The Audible book is not narrated by a dramatic actor, but is the original recordings of those old ballplayers. They say what Babe Ruth was like when he first came up, talk about Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and Walter Johnson. Probalby the best book in the audible library!

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By AJ Echavarria on 04-28-18

Glorious!

A wonderful jewel of a narrative made particularly special because it is told by the actual men who experienced the early days of organised baseball and the famous and infamous characters they played with and against. There is something very special about their personalities and the way they speak that places the listener right back to these now legendary days of baseball lore. It's travelling back and being placed right there amongst them.

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