Batter up here comes the most memorable collection of anecdotes about the national pastime ever assembled Tales from the Dugout brings together never before told stories from baseball personalities such as Roger Maris, Ken Griffey Jr Pete Rose, Phil Rizzuto, and Gaylord Perry in this illustrated, one of a kind compendium.
Tales from the Dugout The Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told Batter up here comes the most memorable collection of anecdotes about the national pastime ever assembled Tales from the Dugout brings together never before told stories from baseball personalities su
I definitely would not call these the greatest true baseball stories ever told like the most stories I could get from whomever I came in contact with The book is dated, no doubt who would ve thought that nobody in 2017 was anxious to hear a story from Delino DeShields Still, the stories are often than not entertaining, and since they are told in individual blurbs and organized by player, it is a great, fun, easy read.
Some humorous anecdotes that I had not heard, but not much to recommend reading it.
Quick, fun read I imagine I would have liked it a lot if I knew about baseball.
Katelyn KingNovember 5, 2016English 10 1Tales from the DugoutAuthor s backgroundMike Shannon writes a lot of baseball stories in this book he took some of the best baseball stores and put them together to make one whole book he writes a ton of different baseball baseball books and used to be a baseball player himself for the st louis cardinalsLiterary Time Period This book consists of many different stories from many different players so i m not sure where all of them were written but since they [...]
Just a warning this isn t the Mike Shannon from the Cardinals and former MLB player He lets us know that right up from, but also going my Mike Shannon, instead of Michael Shannon is a little misleading when you know people will mistaken the book for him That being said Exactly as described to a fault, the book is a collection of short short stories from baseball At times you had to smile and laugh at some of the stories, but at other times I found myself struggling to finish the book considering [...]
Lots of interesting stories and opinions in these essays written as told to the author by the subject person or someone who them well.I liked the interviews with Yogi Berra, Koufax, Lasorda, Mantle, Maris, Mays and Tom Selleck
Audiobook Disappointing Thought I d heard that this had a lot of great stories, but the vast majority were only mildly interesting Didn t help that the audiobook reader sounded like a computer bot, and even mispronounced some names.
I enjoyed these anecdotes particularly because so many of such stories seem to be frozen in the 50s or 60s By contrast, these included many players I remember from my era of the late 80s and early 90s.
a collection of baseball stories, none I had ever heard before, which is what he promises in the introduction There are a couple of really good ones, look up Thurman Munson if you are just perusing the book.
Stories lack a bit of background and miss the funny points.
Fun, quick read Liked that some of the stories and personalities are not the same old Great read on a winter afternoon.
not the greatest collection of stories but a good read
A little dated and not as special as Mike Shannon clearly thinks it is But a fun quick read to open the season.