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NPR is talking baseball with this collection of stories, covering everything from the little leagues to the big leagues, from the fans in the stands (including a few famous ones), to the controversies and personalities of the day. With NPR Driveway Moments: Baseball, once again NPR hits it out of the park.
Highlights include commentary from some of baseball"s most recognized authorities, such as Daniel Okrent and Frank Deford; a look back at some of baseball"s most significant historical figures like Jackie Robinson and Joe DiMaggio; and plenty of colorful segments revealing the unexpected delights of the game, such as The Hidden Ball Trick, Neil Diamond"s and#8220;Sweet Carolineand#8221; as the alternate anthem of Boston"s Fenway Park, and the and#8220;All You Can Eatand#8221; option at Dodger Stadium.
NPR talks baseball with this collection of stories, covering everything from the little leagues to the big leagues, from the fans in the stands (including a few famous ones) to the controversies and personalities of the day. 2 CDs.
You're in your car, listening to a story on your local NPR station, Suddenly, you find yourself at your destination—home, work, or the parking lot of a grocery store. The story has captured you, and rather than turn the radio off, you stay in your car and listen to the end. You've had a Driveway Moment!
Baseball lends itself to stories and storytelling. We've got stories about the greats: Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, "Double Duty" Radcliffe, Yogi Berra, Hank Aaron. Hear about the secret language of baseball signs, the organist who gets thrown out of a game, and the all-you-can-eat buffet at Dodger Stadium. There's something for every listener in this all-star line-up of commentaries, interviews and features from NPR.
Stories from the National Public Radio archives honor America's national pastime.
Stories so compelling you'll stay in your car to hear them throughand#8212;even if you're sitting in your own driveway. Peabody-winning Talk of the Nationhost Neal Conan presents tales about the big leagues and the little, the fans in the stands, the players, the history, and the lore.
Highlights include commentaries from some of the game's most recognized authorities, a look back at some of baseball's most important figures (Jackie Robinson, Joltin' Joe DiMaggio), and colorful segments about the game's unexpected delights, from the Hidden Ball Trick to the andquot;All You Can Eatandquot; option at Dodger Stadium.
About the Author
NEAL CONAN is the host of Talk of the Nation, the national news-talk call-in show from NPR News. Conan brings three decades of news and radio experience to the show, which reaches nearly 3 million listeners a week on more than 280 NPR member stations. Conan has won both Peabody and duPont awards for his work.
Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPRs audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.
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