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Voices of Summer: Baseball's Greatest Announcers

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Russ Hodges's frantic pronouncement at Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World": "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!" and Jack Buck's incredulous remark after Kirk Gibson's heroic home run in the 1988 World Series: "I don't believe what I just saw!" are just a couple examples. The sometimes downright hysterical commentaries of broadcasters very often become more memorable than even the games they describe. Though countless studies have weighed the merits of our great players, none has assessed the virtues of the men who turn diving catches and soaring home runs into the stuff of myth. In The Voices of Summer, Curt Smith has compiled a list of 101 classic announcers—from national celebrities to local favorites, overlooked giants to upcoming stars—in search of the greatest baseball broadcaster of all time. From the poetic reflections of Dick Enberg to the Falstaffian frenzy of Harry Caray, Smith answers the timeless questions: Was Mel Allen better than Ernie Harwell? Does Joe Buck compare to his legendary dad? Which of today's young broadcasters really matches the all-time greats? Irreverent, authoritative, and uncommonly addictive, this book will be the definitive guide to baseball announcing for any and all baseball fans.

Synopsis:

Smith has compiled a list of 101 classic announcers--from national celebrities to local favorites, overlooked giants to upcoming stars--in search of the greatest baseball broadcaster of all time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786714469
Subtitle:
Ranking Baseball's 101 All-Time Best Announcers
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Author:
Smith, Curt
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Radio - General
Subject:
SPORTS & RECREATION / History
Subject:
Sportscasters
Subject:
Sportscasters - Rating of - United States
Subject:
Radio and baseball - History
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050404
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
1400x1200

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