Ken Burns, The Astonishing Inside Story of the 1978 World Champion New York Yankees, By: The Great Courses, Narrated by: It's travelling back and being placed right there amongst them. Would you listen to The Glory of Their Times again? At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information. From Lawrence Ritter (The Image of Their Greatness, The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time), comes one of the bestselling, most acclaimed sports books of all time, The Glory of Their Times—now a Harper Perennial Modern Classic.Baseball was different in earlier days—tougher, rawer, more intimate—when giants like Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb ran the bases. In 1919, American headlines proclaimed the fix and cover-up of the World Series as "the most gigantic sporting swindle in the history of America." I came away with a lot more respect for these men and their brothers who played in the early 20th century. It’s a delightfully In short, it was a zoo. This was the next best thing... As a lifelong fan of the game I just recently watched Ken Burns' documentary on Baseball and wanted to go a little more in depth into the early days of baseball. Brad Balukjian, By: BiblioCore: app02 Version 8.33.1 Last updated 2020/09/08 12:21, [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 1998, 1 online resource (1 audio file (300 min.)) You may view or remove these audiobooks on the shopping cart page. An illustration of a 3.5" floppy disk. For 85 years, he has remained the sport's reigning titan. It is a treasure to hear the voices of the men who established the game tell their stories. Joe Posnanski. Start a free 30-day trial today and get your first audiobook free. I decided to revisit the book through Audible and got a big surprise: the audio book is a collection of the original interviews recorded by author Lawrence Ritter. This new audio compilation of the original interviews is great news for baseball fans and anyone who loves old-time tales of America's national pastime. Charles Leerhsen. The words came to life and transported me back to a time when Baseball was such a huge part of the American life. I'm already listening to it a second time! He is the quintessential American success story: a first-generation immigrant from a poor but determined family who went on to become one of the greatest players in baseball history. Bruce Markusen. Michael Kramer, By: Mark S. Halfon. This audio book doesn't just give you a narrator reading the stories that baseball players told Ritter. This new audio compilation of the original interviews is great news for baseball fans and anyone who loves old-time tales of America's national pastime. This is a story about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. You hear the original players talking. Again and again...what a treat it was to hear stories of early 20th century baseball directly from the men who played the game. By: Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Book Rating: 3/5; Quality of recordings was poor but one could almost see the faces of the old timers faces light up when they told their stories. The Audible book is not narrated by a dramatic actor, but is the original recordings of those old ballplayers. Angela Brazil is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator and a professional actor who is proud to be a long-standing member of the Resident Acting Company at Trinity Repertory Company. Imagine spending an afternoon sitting and sipping iced tea, listening to first-hand accounts of Ty Cobb's tirades, the sound of Walter Johnson's fastball as it buzzes by, the antics of Hal Chase, tales of John McGraw, and more. First published in 1966, The Glory of Their Times is a universally hailed classic. These are just some of the great, quirky, and comic moments in the annals of baseball recorded in Meyers, Goose Goslin, Smoky Joe Wood, Wahoo Sam Crawford, and many more.

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