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The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It

Written by:
Lawrence S. Ritter
Narrated by:

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2008
4 hours 54 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 JonesFirst 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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jim c

I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. When you hear the stories told by the players who played with Ruth, Cobb, Alexander etc. it leaves you wanting more. Listened to it twice!

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Quality of recordings was poor but one could almost see the faces of the old timers faces light up when they told their stories. I had to laugh at the one old timers response as to how Ty Cobb would have faired against today's pitchers.

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