A Talk in the Park: Nine Decades of Baseball Tales from the Broadcast Booth
by Curt Smith
This title features the largest collection - more than a hundred - of radio and TV announcers, or Voices, telling their favourite baseball stories. ... Show synopsis This title features the largest collection - more than a hundred - of radio and TV announcers, or Voices, telling their favourite baseball stories. It showcases the Voices of the American League, National League, and the networks in their own words. It celebrates broadcasters, such as Bob Costas, Jon Miller, Bob Uecker, Ken Harrelson, and Jerry Coleman, who are sometimes more famous than the teams they announce. In the largest collection of Voices in any sports book, "A Talk in the Park" features the favourite stories of baseball's most famous and beloved announcers in their own words. This riveting collection includes reminiscences from radio and TV; Voices from each major-league team and the baseball networks of ESPN, Fox, TBS, and the new MLB; and, from retired but still popular play-by-play men and analysts. Here are nine decades of baseball history in one anecdotal book, with a special focus on the last twenty years. Subjects include players, managers, ballparks, characters, interleague play, Hispanic broadcasting, fellow Voices, how to improve the game, and a tribute to the beloved Ernie Harwell, who died in 2010 and to whom the book is dedicated. Endorsed by the National Radio Hall of Fame, this book stars the very announcers who have reached millions on a daily or weekly basis, including: Bob Costas, Jon Miller, Bob Uecker, Jerry Coleman, Ken Harrelson, Milo Hamilton, Gary Cohen, Michael Kay, Dave Niehaus, Felo Ramirez, Dick Stockton, Charley Steiner, and Bob Wolff.