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The Glory of Their Times

The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It

By Lawrence S. Ritter
Narrated by Various / 4 hours 52 minutes

"Oh, the game was very different in my day from what it's like today. I don't mean just that the fences were further back and the ball was deader and things like that. I mean it was more fun to play ball then." - Davy Jones

First published in 1966, The Glory of Their Times is a universally hailed classic. A loving look back at the way baseball used to be, and the legends who played the game--immortals like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, and many others--it's a delightfully evocative work full of fascinating characters and wonderful anecdotes.

This is also the story of author Lawrence S. Ritter's six year quest to find the heroes of a bygone era. He interviewed more than two dozen players from the turn of the century and the decades shortly thereafter, including many now in the Baseball Hall of Fame, then let them tell their own stories, in their own words. The scorecard includes Rube Marquard, Chief Meyers, Goose Goslin, Smoky Joe Wood, Wahoo Sam Crawford, and many more. This new audio compilation of the original interviews is great news for baseball fans and anyone who loves old-time tales of America's national pastime.

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Author
Narrator Various
ISBN 9781598872224
Length 4 hours 52 minutes
Language English
Publisher HighBridge
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres History, Sports & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #29,180 Overall
Genre rank #347 in Sports