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Bob Chandler's Tales from the San Diego Padres Paperback – April 15, 2007

4.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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About the Author

Bob Chandler is San Diego´s senior sportscaster. He began working in the San Diego television/radio market in 1961 and began covering the San Diego sports scene full-time in 1963. During his career, Chandler has done play-by-play of the NFL´s San Diego Chargers, the NBA´s San Diego (now Houston) Rockets, San Diego State University football, basketball, and baseball, as well as numerous other college and high school sports in San Diego. He has worked for three different TV stations in San Diego, delivering the regular evening sportscasts and interviews. In 1972, Chandler joined Jerry Coleman as the TV/radio broadcasters for the Padres. Associated with the Padres from 1970-2003, he likely knows more than almost anyone when it comes to San Diego baseball. He is a 1961 graduate of San Diego State and lives in the Tierrasanta area of San Diego. Chandler has four daughters and six grandchildren.

Bill Swank is San Diego´s preeminent baseball historian. He has authored or co-authored six previous books, including his award-winning Echoes from Lane Field, the story of the original 1936 Pacific Coast League Padres who played at the foot of Broadway until the termites ate their wooden ballpark in 1957. His most recent two-volume work, Baseball in San Diego: From the Plaza to Petco, covers the journey of baseball from Horton Plaza to Lane Field (1871-1936), and the birth of the PCL (1936) and NL Padres (1969) - until their move back downtown to Petco Park in 2004.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 179 pages
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC; Updated edition (April 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596702249
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596702240
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,051,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I really like Bob Chandler and always enjoyed listening to him do games. But this book is not well written. It is comprised of a bunch of small stories, many of which seem irrelevant and/or don't go anywhere. Maybe the blame should fall more on the co-author, Bill Swank, either way it was a serious disappointment and challenge to muscle through it.
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Format: Hardcover
As a Padres fan, this is the book for your 12 year old son to learn about the team's history. Bob Chandler is just too nice of a person to include many of the juicier details. Still, it had to be part of my collection and I'm glad I made the purchase.
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Format: Hardcover
I grew up in San Diego, watching Bob Chandler on old KOGO-TV, when it was Channel 10, and an NBC affiliate. And I've seen Chandler go to a new station, KCST-Channel 39. I've seen Chandler broadcast the minor league San Diego Padres games on that channel.

I recall a game televised from Phoenix's Municipal Stadium in 1968, where the Padres pulled a triple play on a hot summer night, versus the Phoenix Giants (the farm team of the San Francisco Giants). Later on Bob told me that the TV camera was burning that night.

For many years I've enjoyed listening to and talking with Bob Chandler whenever I work at the Padres' games. The book validates his fame to San Diego baseball. There is not a word of dissappointment in his book, and I find most of it humourous.

He works hard at his game. Bob is among the happiest men I know. His book equals fice stars. I enjoyed reading it.
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Bob Chandler has TONS of stories of road trips and player interviews. Love his perspectives specially if you love the Pads.
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This was a gift of love for Mary Sadler on her 94th birthday. Trevor used to come to her house and visit!
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