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by Larry King,Michael Viner,Julie McCarron

eBook Why I Love Baseball epub
  • ISBN: 1597775282
  • Author: Larry King,Michael Viner,Julie McCarron
  • Genre: Sports
  • Subcategory: Baseball
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books (April 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • ePUB size: 1879 kb
  • FB2 size 1875 kb
  • Formats mobi docx mobi lrf

This book comes from one longtime fan's perspective about the game of baseball over a span of more than 50 years

This book comes from one longtime fan's perspective about the game of baseball over a span of more than 50 years. The book can be read by anyone who simply loves the game of baseball and is a great read for the summer.

This book comes from one longtime fan's perspective about the game of baseball over a span of more than 50 years.

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Larry King is a true-blue baseball fanatic.

Why I Love Baseball by. Larry King, Julie McCarron.

by Larry King, Julie McCarron, Michael Viner. ISBN 9781932407105 (978-1-932407-10-5) Hardcover, New Millenium, 2004. Find signed collectible books: 'Why I Love Baseball'. Founded in 1997, BookFinder.

Release of his book, "Why I Love Baseball" by Larry with 'Julie McCarron'. Chairs the Larry King Cardiac Foundation which awards grants to individuals suffering from heart disease to help pay for medical treatment. Release of his book, "Anything Goes!: What I've Learned From Pundits, Politicians and Presidents" by Larry with Pat Piper. His parents were both Jewish immigrants. Older brother Irwin died in 1932 at age 6 from appendicitis, before Larry was conceived. Was engaged to Deanna Lund in 1995.

by. King, Larry, 1933-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. King, Larry, 1933-, Baseball, Baseball. Beverly Hills, CA : New Millenium Press. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on September 7, 2010.

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Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger; November 19, 1933) is an American television and radio host, whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys, an Emmy award, and 10 Cable ACE Awards. King began as a local Florida journalist. King began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in the 1950s and 1960s and gained prominence beginning in 1978 as host of The Larry King Show, an all-night nationwide call-in radio program heard on the Mutual Broadcasting System.

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Larry King is a true-blue baseball fanatic. A lifelong love affair began the night he attended a Dodgers game at Ebbets Field as a kid in 1940s Brooklyn. That was a simpler era in our country's history, a time when tickets to a game cost fifty cents and parish priests prayed for Gil Hodges to break out of a slump. In this heartfelt valentine to America's favorite pastime, King recalls the many pleasures the game has brought him over the past sixty years. In the course of his broadcasting career King had the opportunity to meet and interview many of the legends of his youth. Jackie Robinson, Casey Stengel, Ted Williams, Leo Durocher, Stan Musial...they're all here plus many, many more. From the golden days when Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Duke Snider were all playing center field for New York teams at the same time, to the Subway Series in 2000 and the stirring first ballgame in New York after 9/11, this unique history is full of wonderful anecdotes. Friends and fellow baseball fanatics Bob Costas, Charlie Bragg and Herb Cohen have contributed essays on their love for the game, and King discusses his favorite books, movies and songs about the sport. This ode to baseball is a must for all fans and will be treasured by lovers of the game everywhere.
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It's a well known fact that Larry King has a special place in his heart for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and is now a fan of the Baltimore Orioles. Larry provides us with his sentimental reasons why he loves the game of baseball. I, along with him, share that devotion. Larry quotes former Cardinals' star Enos Slaughter as saying he deliberately spiked Jackie Robinson when running down to first base in Robinson's initial 1947 season. This is interesting since Slaughter has denied he deliberately did it in other books. King also mentions he believes the Jewish Hank Greenberg of the Tigers was deliberately walked during the final month of the season so he wouldn't break Babe Ruth's home run record. Numerous quotes from various players and managers in addition to anecdotes are provided that can be found in several other books. I did find a few mistakes in the book. The first cover of Sports Illustrated showing Eddie Matthews of the Milwaukee Braves batting was taken in County Stadium in Milwaukee, not in St. Louis as King mentions. Also, two of the lines from Terry Cashman's popular 1981 song, "Talkin' Baseball" are incorrect. The line "And Alexander's pitchin' baseballs in Washington" should read "And the Great Alexander is pitchin' again in Washington." The other line given incorrectly is "Seaver, Tommy John, and Vida Blue." It should read, "Seaver, Garvey, Schmidt, and Vida Blue." The final mistake I found involved Tigers' pitcher Bob Cain pitching to the midget Eddie Gaedel in August of 1951. The book reads "Bob Cain got down on his knees to throw the pitch. The catcher sprawled prone to catch the pitch." The photo of this at bat in other books shows Tigers' catcher Bob Swift on his knees to receive Cain's pitches to Gaedel. Cain did not pitch from his knees. Several pages of the book are devoted to baseball writer Tom Boswell's "99 Reasons Why Baseball Is Better than Football." King believes Pete Rose should be voted into Baseball's Hall of Fame but "not be let back in baseball again, certainly not to manage." King also discusses the labor problems in baseball, and believes each team should have a minimum payroll of $70 million and anything over $90 million should pay a tax. I don't disagree with Larry King's love of baseball; I share it. This is a very quick read book, and Larry provides several convincing reasons why baseball is the number one game in America. If you're looking for any in depth information on the game of baseball, Larry didn't write this book for you. You will have to look elsewhere.
As an expression of Larry King's sixty-year love affair with baseball, this would have made an enjoyable magazine article. But as a book...if you strip away the Thomas Boswell article, the slightly misquoted Terry Cashman lyrics, and the other padding, you find what seems to be the result of Larry talking into a tape recorder for a couple of hours, with all the positives and negatives that implies. There's plenty of heartfelt enthusiasm here, but little reflection or depth. And as King should know, memory can be faulty, especially with the passage of time. Take his story about his childhood fight with his friend Herbie Cohen, sparked by their position-by-position debate over which team was superior in 1947--King's Dodgers or Cohen's Yankees. As King tells it, they came to blows over who was superior at second base, where he insisted the Dodger rookie Jackie Robinson had the clear edge. The problem with that? As Cohen himself notes when he's quoted elsewhere in the book, Robinson played first base during his rookie season. (Eddie Stanky still patrolled the hot corner for the Bums; Robinson moved to second the next year, after Stanky was traded to the Boston Braves.) This is an entertaining affirmation of King's true love for the sport, but could have offered the reader a lot more.--William C. Hall
I listened to the audio book read by Larry King himself. Of course, he narrated the book excellently. It was entertaining on a long drive. I would not sit down and read this book during my precious leisure hours.

This book is mostly about Larry King and what a great guy he is and how many important and great figures in baseball he's known personally. It is not very much about baseball. Furthermore it has a lot of padding. E.g. Larry gives 99 reasons why baseball is better than football in a long quote from some other author. What a waste of time! I also found Larry's constant name dropping to be mildly offensive. OK, so Larry knew the great and near great and had dinner with twenty five hall of famers, was buddies with Frank Sinatra, etc. etc. I'm impressed but not surprised. Larry's intimacy with the greats results in some interesting anecdotes, but left me wondering why he has to try so hard to impress a peon like me with how many super friends he has.
Larry King pays homage to his favorite sport in his book "Why I Love Baseball." This book comes from one longtime fan's perspective about the game of baseball over a span of more than 50 years.
This book is filled with anecdotes from King's life relating to baseball, involving his lifelong friend Herbie Cohen, the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Baltimore Orioles and their late owner Edward Bennett Williams, President George W. Bush, and many stars from the game. The book can be read by anyone who simply loves the game of baseball and is a great read for the summer.
One may not agree with every opinion and suggestion of King's, but one must respect his unremitting love for the game of baseball.
You don't have to like both Larry King and Baseball to read this book. If you like just one of the two then this is a book you should read. The range of emmotions covered in this novel are, to say the least, sweeping. I highly recommend the audio version read by The King himself. This man has passion, that's all I can say. This is one of those books you cozy up to at the end of a long day. Sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in all things Larry.
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