The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told

  • by Jeff Silverman
  • Narrated by Mike Chamberlain, Hillary Huber
  • 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At a 1931 barnstorming exhibition game in Tennessee, a 17-year-old pitcher for the Chattanooga Lookouts struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back to back. Her name was Jackie Mitchell - "organized baseball's first girl pitcher." On September 9, 1965, Sandy Koufax made baseball history by pitching his fourth perfect game. In July 1970, a stripper rushed onto the field at Riverfront Stadium to kiss Johnny Bench, temporarily disrupting a game attended by President Nixon and his family. These are just some of the great, quirky, and comic moments in the annals of baseball recorded in The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told. Here also are profiles of such legendary figures as Joe DiMaggio, Pete Rose, and Yogi Berra, essays that explore the complexities and pleasures of the game, even an excerpt from the movie Bull Durham. This is the perfect book for anyone who has ever played so much as a game of catch.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not what I was expecting... at all

I was excited to get into the book, but only a few of the 30 stories had anything to do with actual MLB greats. Even those were not really what I was hoping for. Just a bunch of really random stories somehow tied to baseball. In a word, disappointing.
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- keith

A marvelous collection of stories and essays.

A true dose of Americana full of literary excellence, history and just pure unabashed joy.
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- yojimboe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-27-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio