I’m Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies: Inside the Game We All Love
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In the aftermath of the Steroid Era that stained the game of baseball, at a time when so many players are so rich and therefore have a sense of entitlement that they haven’t earned, ESPN baseball commentator Tim Kurkjian shows … Read More

Calling the Game: Baseball Broadcasting from 1920 to the Present (SABR Digital Library) (Volume 23)
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Calling the Game: Baseball Broadcasting from 1920 to the Present is an exhaustive, meticulously researched history of bringing the national pastime out of the ballparks and into living rooms via the airwaves. Every play-by-play announcer, color commentator, and ex-ballplayer who … Read More

Crack of the Bat: A History of Baseball on the Radio
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The crack of the bat on the radio is ingrained in the American mind as baseball takes center stage each summer. Radio has brought the sounds of baseball into homes for almost one hundred years, helping baseball emerge from the … Read More

100 Years of Who’s Who in Baseball
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In celebration of the 100th issue of Who’s Who in Baseball—one of the game’s most venerable publications—comes a century’s worth of the annual’s iconic covers, insightful breakdowns of the players featured on those covers, and informative accounts of the baseball … Read More

Hi, Anybody! Why I Love Baseball and What I’d Do to Fix It
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Hi, everybody, and welcome …. Those signature sign-on words from Hall of Fame broadcaster Denny Matthews have signaled the start of summer for Kansas City Royals baseball fans for five decades. Since the first day of the club s inception … Read More

Center Field Shot: A History of Baseball on Television
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In Baseball Weekly’s list of things that most affected baseball in the twentieth century, television ranked second—behind only the signing of Jackie Robinson. The new medium of television exposed baseball to a genuinely national audience; altered the financial picture for … Read More

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