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NPR Driveway Moments: Baseball: Radio...

Neal Conan

Stories from the National Public Radio archives honor America's national pastime. Stories so compelling you'll stay in your car to hear them through—even if you're sitting in your own driveway. Peabody-winning Talk of the Nation hos...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2008

You Can Observe a Lot By Watching

Yogi Berra

The Yankee great and bestselling author uses stories from his legendary career to show how to be a better team player. Yogi Berra is one of the most beloved and revered figures in all of baseball, and his humorously offbeat aphorisms ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2008

Pitching in a Pinch: Baseball from th...

Christy Mathewson

This insiders account blends anecdote, biography, instruction, and social history to celebrate baseball as it was played by its early heroes. Matty makes us feel that tense moment when a player in a pinch must use his head.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2008

Ballplayer

Chipper Jones

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones—one of the greatest switch-hitters in baseball history—shares his remarkable story, while capturing the magic nostalgia that sets baseball apart from every other sport.  Before Chipper J...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2017

My Cubs: A Love Story

Scott Simon

NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tort...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2017

Play Ball!: A Tribute to Our National...

Various

Baseball inspires writers like no other American sport. From columns written by sports journalists, to short stories, to memoirs penned by the greats of the game, baseball writing holds a place of its own in modern literature. Play Ba...

Abridged CD
Published: Mar 2004
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