Tales from the Dugout
Mike Shannon

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Narrated By: John Lescault

Duration: 5 hours and 26 minutes

What to expect

This memorable collection of anecdotes about America's national pastime will take you into the dugout, clubhouse, and press box with some of the game's greatest players and storytellers. From Hall-of-Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays to the always-quotable Casey Stengel, to modern-day stars Ken Griffey, Jr. and Larry Walker, Tales from the Dugout features more than 150 priceless stories. You'll hear about George Steinbrenner's revolving-door hiring policies, Tommy Lasorda's feud with the Phillie Phanatic, Yogi Berra's expansive strike zone, Earl Weaver's battles with American League umpires, and Phil Rizzuto's struggle with the English language. This intimate and entertaining collection is sure to delight fans of all generations.

Genre

Baseball, Sport: general, Baseball, History of sport

Listen to a sample

“If baseball from a fan’s perspective is the answer to a lazy summer day, then Tales from the Dugout is the answer to lazy days the rest of the year…This memorable collection is the perfect antidote to rainouts and winter blues.”

Amazon.com, editorial review

“[Patrick Cullen] maintains the perfect breezy tone for a book of sports anecdotes.”

AudioFile

“Some hilarious, some heartwarming, all the anecdotes will be of interest to fans. Patrick Cullen adeptly conveys the diverse personalities that have shaped the game and woven it into the national fabric, from the fiery temper of Orioles manager Earl Weaver to the good-natured personality of Ken Griffey, Jr.”