- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (January 11, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0809229501
- ISBN-13: 978-0809229505
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,555,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tales from the Dugout : The Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told Paperback – January 11, 1998
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If baseball from a fan's perspective is the answer to a lazy summer day, then Tales from the Dugout is the answer to lazy days the rest of the year. Pick it up and open to any page and you'll find the delightful yarns, quotes, foibles, and folklore that wrap the grand old game like so much twine around the innards of a baseball. Bobby Brown, Yankee third baseman of yore, explains why teammate Yogi Berra had such an unconventional strike zone; an unassuming North Carolina pitcher named Jimmy Hunter reveals the truth behind his nickname, "Catfish"; and major-league prankster Ken Griffey Jr., in a rare turn of the tables, plays the April Fool. With more than 150 anecdotes from America's national pastime, this memorable collection is the perfect antidote to rainouts and winter blues.
About the Author
Mike Shannon is the editor of Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine and the author of five baseball books, including Diamond Classics: Essays on 100 of the Best Baseball Books and Baseball: The Writer's Game.
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A far better book is The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told: Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond by Jeff Silverman.
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