Memories from the Microphone

by Curt Smith (Author)
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In this book, you will find:

  • An engaging, comprehensive play-by-play history of 100 years of baseball broadcasting by Curt Smith, an expert on the subject
  • A multi-layered narrative exploring cultural, technological, and economic trends that have changed fans’ experience of the game
  • Anecdotes and quotes based on the author's original research and interviews with broadcast greats, including Vin Scully, Mel Allen, Red Barber, Harry Caray, and Ernie Harwell and many more
  • Little-known stories, such as former President Ronald Reagan's early work calling games for WHO Des Moines in the 1930s
  • Extensive account of diversity in baseball broadcasting, including the well-known TV coverage of Joe Morgan and earlier Hispanic pioneers Buck Canel and Rafael (Felo) Ramirez
  • A chapter devoted to the Ford C. Frick Award, perhaps sportscasting’s most prestigious individual honor, and the inductees since its inception in 1978


Contributor
Brooks Robinson (Introduction author)
Publication date
August 03, 2021
Publisher
ISBN
9781642506761
File size
4 MB