A History of America's Favorite Game
Author(s): George Vecsey
Genre: Sports, History
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.73 hours)
Product Number: Z2501
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449869298
Narrator/s: Alan Nebelthau
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Best-selling author George Vecsey is an esteemed and award-winning sports journalist for the New York Times. In Baseball, he recounts the history of America's national pastime. Baseball has been around in various forms for thousands of years, but within the last 200 years it has become an American institution. Growing from a sport played in open fields and in big city streets, baseball has seen its share of innovators and detractors, heroes and villains. Vecsey details them all from the scandalous Black Sox of 1919 and modern steroid abusers to icons like Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, and the countless underdogs that came out of nowhere to capture the imaginations of fans everywhere. As with each Modern Library Chronicle, Vecsey's Baseball is a concise history filled with details and stories that will appeal to rookie and veteran fans alike. Narrator Alan Nebelthau's warm voice punctuates all of the wit and charm of Vecsey's prose. Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game is an invitation to [Vecsey's] house for Sunday dinner. The pace is more relaxed, the meal much larger, the result as wonderful as you suspected it would be.-Leigh Montville


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Author(s): George Vecsey
Narrator(s): Alan Nebelthau
Genre: Sports, History
Product Number C3871
Released: Nov 15, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428115354
Author(s): George Vecsey
Genre: History, Sports
Product Number EB00162487
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: #9780307494061

Professional reviews

"It's a bit surprising that anyone would come out with a new history of baseball--after all, is there anything new to say? Indeed, Vecsey's brief narrative is simply a brief synthesis of other people's histories. What sets this audiobook apart is his personal connection to the game. Vecsey grew up watching the Brooklyn Dodgers in the era of Jackie Robinson, and he relates these stories with nostalgia, and with only a little regret that the game ain't what it used to be. Alan Nebelthau does a mostly good job of capturing this tone, which evokes a wise old guy sitting next to you in the bleachers, though at times you sense he doesn't quite get Vecsey's sense of humor. D.B. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"