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Audiobooks CD/796.357/GREAT Available


Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, [2005]
4 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in
0738929204, 6309662716

Statement of responsibility from book

disc 1: The music. It's a beautiful day for a ball game (The Harry Simeone Songsters) -- Centerfield (John Fogerty) -- I love Mickey (Mickey Mantle and Teresa Brewer) -- D-O-D-G-E-R-S song (Oh really? No, O'Malley) (Danny Kaye) -- Did you see Jackie Robinson hit that ball? (Count Basie and His Orchestra feat. Taps Miller) -- Talkin' baseball (Willie, Mickey and "The Duke) (Terry Cashman) -- Catfish (Bob Dylan) -- Take me out to the ball game (The Andrews Sisters feat. Dan Dailey) -- "Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio (Les Brown and His Orchestra feat. Betty Bonney) -- Baseball boogie (Mabel Scott) -- The first baseball game (Nat King Cole) -- Right field (Peter, Paul & Mary) -- Say hey (The Willie Mays song) (The Treniers) -- Van Lingle Mungo (Dave Frishberg) -- A dying Cub fan's last request (Steve Goodman) -- The ball game (Sister Wynona Carr)

A celebration of baseball, including broadcast highlights of games, news items, comedy skits, commercials, and songs related to the sport

Compact discs

disc 2: The games. Yankees win fourth straight World Series (1939) -- "The shot heard round the world" (1951) -- Willie Mays robs Vic Wertz with "The Catch" (1954) -- Don Larsen pitches perfect game in World Series (1956) -- Ted Williams homers in final career at bat (1960) -- Bill Mazeroski's World Series-winning home run (1960) -- Roger Maris breaks single season home run record (1961) -- The Amazin' Mets win the 1969 World Series (1969) -- Hank Aaron breaks career home run record (1974) -- Bucky Dent homers to win AL East title (1978) -- Bill Buckner's error continues Red Sox curse (1986) -- Kirk Gibson homers to win Game 1 of the World Series (1988) -- Nolan Ryan hurls seventh no-hitter (1991) -- Cal Ripken, Jr. breaks consecutive games played record -- Mark McGwire's 62nd home run breaks Maris' record (1998) -- Barry Bonds breaks McGwire's record with 71st home run (2001) -- Red Sox win World Series and break 86-year-old curse (2004)

disc 3: The players. Cy Young remembers perfect game (1904) -- Ty Cobb talks about his career (1906-1918) -- Babe Ruth talks about his goals in baseball (1934) -- Lou Gehrig announces retirement at Yankee Stadium (1939) -- Ted Williams talks about his love of baseball (1946) -- Babe Ruth gives farewell address at Yankee Stadium (1947) -- Jackie Robinson on being first African-American player (1948) -- "Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio announces retirement (1951) -- NY Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers move to West Coast (1957) -- Hank Aaron on pressure of chasing Ruth's home run record (1974) -- Pete Rose addresses gambling accusations (1989) -- Cal Ripken, Jr. on consecutive-games-played streak (1995) -- Barry Bonds talks about 700th career home run (2004) -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona on winning the World Series (2004)

disc 4: The rest. Casey at the bat (DeWolf Hopper, 1909) -- Babe and Lou, the home run twins (Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, 1928) -- Babe Ruth answers questions from his young fans (1941) -- "Two Top Gruskin": Duffy's Tavern radio program (1947) -- Ralph Kiner Wheaties ad, with Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour (1950) -- Who's on first (Abbott and Costello) -- Joe DiMaggio marries Marilyn Monroe (1954) -- Brooklyn Dodgers' GM Branch Rickey on baseball's future and expansion (1957) -- Remembrances of Ebbets Field and the Brooklyn Dodgers before the stadium is torn down (1961) -- Tommy Lasorda is bleeping mad after Dave Kingman hits three home runs against Dodgers (1976)

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