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Crack of the Bat A History of Baseball on the Radio

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ISBN-10: 0803245009

ISBN-13: 9780803245006

Edition: 2015

Authors: James R. Walker, Pat Hughes

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The crack of the bat on the radio is ingrained in the American mind as baseball takes center stage each summer. Radio has brought the sounds of baseball into homes for almost one hundred years, helping baseball emerge from the 1919 Black Sox scandal into the glorious World Series of the 1920s. The medium gave fans around the country aural access to the first All-Star Game, Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech, and Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ’Round the World.” Red Barber, Vin Scully, Harry Caray, Ernie Harwell, Bob Uecker, and dozens of other beloved announcers helped cement the love affair between radio and the national pastime. Crack of the Bat takes readers from the 1920s to the present,…    
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 5/1/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.27" wide x 9.26" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English