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Catcher In The Wry: Outrageous but True Stories of Baseball Mass Market Paperback – April 1, 1989

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Jove Books; 1st edition (October 15, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0515090298
  • ISBN-13: 978-0515090291
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #376,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on August 28, 1999
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I picked this book up at a little old bookshop and I couldn't stop laughing. Bob's humor is great and any baseball fan will and should enjoy this book!
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I recently heard Bob Uecker speak with Vin Scully in the booth during a ball game. He told his signing bonus story and I determined then and there to find out if he'd written a book and if so, to read it. I'm very glad I did. I don't think I've ever had so much fun just reading a book. Uecker talks about his life in baseball and broadcasting. Pictures are included. You don't want to read this book when you are alone. You are going to need another person close by to whom you can read passages aloud. A book for sharing.
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If you only read one baseball book before you die, this must be the one. You'll pass on with a huge grin on your face.
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Hilarious. Uecker the practical joker. Even non-baseball fanatics will enjoy this book. I don't think his on the field antics would be tolerated today. Granted, many of the actions by him and his teammates were over the top, but maybe we need a little more of that individuality in baseball today. (That does not include steroids. Hank Aaron was not a large man by any means.) Along with the spirit they had, with less emphasis on how many millions I need, maybe I would have a different outlook on what the game has become.
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Hilarious, wild and wooly tales from the great Bob Uecker. This book was really funny and reads like standup comedy. "Sporting goods companies started paying me NOT to use their products."

Uke's yarn-spinning machine is at full tilt; as he touches on the antics of teammates, managers, coaches, front office, broadcast partners, and most of all HIMSELF. Great stuff! Even the photo section is funny. This man needs to write more books.
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Uecker's book is hilarious. I have loved it for years and decided to buy another copy while I could still find one.
Product(s) arrived in a timely fashion in the advertised condition. I would do business with the seller again.
I, Top Reviewer Ranking: 12,966,132 , have spoken. There. How's that? Now let go of my sleeve, you vile beancounter. (Not you, darling - I was referring to the Amazon slave driver who insists on words and not just stars and a certain number of them at that and only then specific ones and we have to stand up straight and not answer with our mouths full and we hate them and hope they trip and fall down the stairs at their earliest opportunity, don't we? Yes.)
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this is must read to get te inside scoop on what really happened in old school baseball.
learn what "bull pen" really ment. and learn the ropes of practical joking from both sides. to me practical
joking is okay if the joker pays for damages [they don't practical jokers are distrutive and cheap.]
most of the time a practical joke is mean and not at all funny. but this but is funny well worth it.
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This book gives insights into Uecker, the ballplayer. You have to enjoy his humor and laughing at himself. Most of the fans will remember him as Mr. Baseball, the announcer but this gives some background.
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