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Mike Shannon is the editor of Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine and the author of five baseball books.

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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks (October 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078611634X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786116348
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 9.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,018,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mike Shannon is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine(www.spitballmag.com), established in 1981, which publishes the best in baseball poetry and short fiction and sponsors the CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year. Mike is the author of 18 baseball books, including the forthcoming (Spring 2015) Cincinnati Reds Legends. A graduate of Bishop Kenny High School (Jacksonville, FL), N.C. Wesleyan College, and Xavier University, Mike lives in Cincinnati, OH with his wife, the beautiful Kathleen Dermody Shannon, and their five grown children: Meg, Casey, Mickey, Babe, and Nolan Ryan. He also edits Helmar Magazine and Minor Trips and writes a monthly column on baseball collectibles for Reds Report. He has covered the Hall of Fame Inductions in Cooperstown, NY, every year since 1986 with his best buddy, baseball writer Mark Schraf. Mike has never met a baseball fan he didn't like!

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 11, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Tales from the Dugout was funny, but this book is even funnier. Other things I love about this book: you can read it a little at a time and not worry about losing your place in it; these are stories I haven't read in all my other baseball books; and it's PG, which means my kids can read it too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark W. Schraf on May 9, 2000
Format: Paperback
Shannon has done it again. How often do we read baseball anecdote books, only to skip 3/4 of the stories, having already read them elsewhere. Well, it won't happen with Mike Shannon's books! It's clear that solid research has resulted in stories that are always unique and usually hilarious. I loved it, and you will too. Check out Tales From The Dugout, too. you won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ROBERT KINGSLEY on July 2, 2001
Format: Paperback
TALES FROM THE BALLPARK is a quick read that contains poignant, funny, sad, and informative stories. All of the tales are short (one or two pages) and cover a wide range of subjects - stories about fans, the minors, umpires, old players and modern players.
If you are looking for an in depth book about baseball, this one isn't for you. But if you just want to be entertained for an evening, I would heartily recommend this book.
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Format: Hardcover
This book is about a bunch of stories of famous baseball players. Most of the players in this book tell about there memories during their careers, and how they felt about their memories. It also goes over what they did in their career. This book contains a lot of stories about a bunch of different people, but most of the stories are short. There was one story in the book where they talk about baseball players that are on very rare trade cards and how much they cost, it also had where to buy them at back when they first came out. This book doesn't just talk about trading cards it also talks about the players problems that they had during their season.

In this book I liked the fact that there was a whole bunch of stories and not just one story concerning on one idea. I like this idea because some stories that I choose to read are very boring and it is hard for me to find a book with a story I like. I didn't like that there were stories that were starting to get a little bit longer then usual because I couldn't keep my mind focused on it and still remember what I was reading. I did like it when other players played antics on rookies because they did some very funny antics. I didn't like it when the narrator would criticize the players because the baseball players worked at this sport very hard to get where they are at now.

I am giving this book three stars because it was very funny and it kept me reading, it didn't bore me like most books do. If you are a die hard baseball fan that likes learning about baseball players or just don't know much about the players and want to learn more about them then I would definitely recommend this book to you. Especially if you liked Tales from the Dugout then you should like this book also. That's it I hope you read this book it is a great book.
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