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Denny Matthews's tales from the Royals dugout
by Denny Matthews Details
Amos Otis, Frank White, George Brett, Hal McRae, Dan Quisenberry, Bret Saberhagen, Paul Splittorff. One mention of any of those names can bring about visions of great baseball, determination, hard-nosed, and winning. However, one vision out-weighs all others: the boys in blue & the Kansas City Royals. The Kansas City Royals, an expansion club in the American League in 1969, struggled during their early existence. It didn't take long, however, before the Royals established themselves as one of the most successful franchises in baseball. That success culminated with the winning of the 1985 World Series.Since 1969, the Royals have developed great players that have had fun. Along the way, they also have developed a winning tradition. Although the Royals have received the "small-market" tag in recent years, the organization still boasts a proud heritage. In Denny Matthews' Tales from the Royals Dugout, longtime Royals radio broadcaster Denny Matthews relives the club's great moments.
How I won the yellow jumper : dispatches from the Tour de France
by Ned Boulting Details
A funny and frank account of falling in love with the Tour de France that explores the highs, the lows, and the occasional absurdities of broadcasting live sports
Howard Cosell : the man, the myth, and the transformation of American sports
by Mark Ribowsky Details
A deeply misunderstood sports legend, once the most hated and loved man in America, gets his due in this absorbing, revelatory biography.
Jack Buck : "that's a winner!"
by Jack Buck Details
In his forthright and honest autobiography, St. Louis Cardinal, World Series, and Super Bowl broadcaster Jack Buck entertains all of his fans once more in a different setting. Jack Buck: "That's a Winner!" does more than entertain, however. It provides readers with an inside look at a man they have listened to so often, they consider him part of the family.
Pull up a chair : the Vin Scully story
by Curt Smith Details
In 1950, Vin Scully broadcast his first major league baseball game for the then Brooklyn Dodgers. Nearly sixty years later he still invites a listener to pull up a chair, completing a record fifty-ninth consecutive year of play-by-play. Recruited and mentored by the legendary Red Barber, the New York born Scully moved with the Dodgers to Los Angeles in early 1958. His instantly recognizable voice has described players from Duke Snider to Orel Hershiser to Manny Ramirez, with hundreds in between.At one time or another, Scully has aired NBC Television s Game of the Week, twelve All-Star Games, eighteen no-hitters, twenty-five World Series, and network football, golf, and tennis. He has made every sportscasting Hall of Fame; received a Lifetime Emmy Achievement award and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; and been voted most memorable [L.A. Dodgers] franchise personality. In 2000, the American Sportscasters Association named Scully the Sportscaster of the 20th Century.
Summerall : on and off the air
by Pat. Summerall Details
This is the inside story of American Sportscasters Hall of Famer Pat Summerall. A sportscaster for more than fifty years, Summerall's distinguished career has made him one of the best-known personalities in broadcasting. In this book, readers will get a rare glimpse into a life filled with games, drama, a life-and-death battle with alcoholism, and Christian faith.
Those guys have all the fun : inside the world of ESPN
by James Miller Details
Presents the history of sports channel ESPN based on interviews with nearly five hundred current and former employees, featuring announcers and analysts as well as sports stars including LeBron James, Peyton Manning, and Jeff Gordon.
You can't make this up : miracles, memories, and the perfect marriage of sports and television
by Al Michaels Details
An eight-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster interweaves the story of his life and career with lively tales of major events and engaging figures in modern sports, from the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" finals to the 1989 World Series earthquake.
You herd me! : I'll say it if nobody else will
by Colin Cowherd Details
As his millions of fans on ESPN Radio and ESPNU already know, Colin is the rare sports analyst who's brave (or crazy) enough to speak his mind--even if it pisses some people off. Of course, it helps that a lot of what Colin has to say is simply hilarious. Lots of writers can tell you about Boston's storied sports history. But how many can tell you why the city of Boston is America's five year old? Lots of writers will brag about the stuff they got right, but how many will happily list all the calls they got completely and utterly wrong? Whether he's pointing out the stupidity of conspiracy theories, explaining why media bias isn't nearly as big a deal as many assume, or calling out those who prize short term wins over sustainability, Colin is smart, thought-provoking, and laugh-out-loud funny.
Updated 12/26/2014

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