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by Tom Callahan


Based on decades of sports reporting as well as featuring mat In The Bases Were Loaded (and So Was I), sportswriter Tom Callahan brings to life the most fascinating-and often least understood-figures in the world of sports.

Based on decades of sports reporting as well as featuring mat In The Bases Were Loaded (and So Was I), sportswriter Tom Callahan brings to life the most fascinating-and often least understood-figures in the world of sports. This is the ultimate collection of Callahan’s sports profiles, with subjects ranging from Muhammad Ali to Pete Rose, and Joe Montana to Michael Jordan. Based on decades of sports reporting as well as featuring material original to this book, The Bases Were Loaded (and So Was I) takes athletes we thought we knew and reveals how wrong we often are.

Fedoras and Februarys - Larry and Oscar - Shoeless Pete - Use your own trick plays first - Dancin' with Sonny Liston - The canary that won the Derby - A brief pause : work going on at the time - Heroes have very short lives - Plus fours.

Fedoras and Februarys - Larry and Oscar - Shoeless Pete - Use your own trick plays first - Dancin' with Sonny Liston - The canary that won the Derby - A brief pause : work going on at the time - Heroes have very short lives - Plus fours - Sweet and neglected games -. - Setting trees and striking lampposts - Lost in the fog of time - Afterword : the brick. From Muhammad Ali to Pete Rose, Larry Bird to Oscar Robertson, and Arthur Ashe to Arnold Palmer, Callahan takes us up close to athletes we thought we knew and reveals how wrong we often are"-Jacket.

Written by Tom Callahan, Audiobook narrated by David Fuller

Written by Tom Callahan, Audiobook narrated by David Fuller. This is a rare and surprising work of reportage that will appeal to sports fans and non–sports fans alike.

This is the ultimate collection of Callahan's sports profiles, with .

This is the ultimate collection of Callahan's sports profiles, with subjects ranging from Muhammad Ali to Pete Rose, and Joe Montana to Michael Jordan. This is a rare and surprising work of reportage that will appeal to sports fans and non'sports fans alike. People Who Liked The Bases Were Loaded (And So Was I) Also Liked These Free Titles

He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

is the most complete sports writer in America.

Tom Callahan, a former senior writer at Time magazine and sports columnist at the Washington Post, is a recipient . Callahan is the author of three other books, the most recent being The Bases Were Loaded (And So Was I).

Tom Callahan, a former senior writer at Time magazine and sports columnist at the Washington Post, is a recipient of the National Headliner Award. He has covered three decades of everything in major-league sports, from Sarajevo to Zaire, including hundreds of pro football games and numerous Super Bowls. Among his many Time cover subjects are San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana and Chicago running back Walter Payton.

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I was unsure if Butch could recognize me so I played it cool. Hi", I said holding out my hand. Are you here to join in or do you just like to watch?", Marilyn asked, winking at me. I suddenly became tongue tied but Everett chimed in, "He's here to blow your knickers off, darlin. She slipped her hand into mine as I shook hers firmly, she winced a little. I don't want to break a nail. Marilyn's eyes widened and she gasped loudly, "Oh my", fanning herself with the clipboard she was holding. Quickly, I regained my composure before Everett could get me into any more trouble. I'm here to sing - not blow anything off of anyone", glaring at Everett.

"[Tom Callahan] is the most complete sports writer in America. He knows the most, and writes the best." --Roger RosenblattIn The Bases Were Loaded (and So Was I), sportswriter Tom Callahan brings to life the most fascinating--and often least understood--figures in the world of sports. From Muhammad Ali to Pete Rose, Larry Bird to Oscar Robertson, and Arthur Ashe to Arnold Palmer, Callahan takes us up close to athletes we thought we knew and reveals how wrong we often are. Famous for engaging his subjects in ways that uncover the real person behind the public image, Callahan has been delighting sports fans for years with profiles in top magazines such as Time, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and Golf Digest. The Bases Were Loaded (and So Was I) features 90 percent new material that perfectly showcases the essence of Tom’s craft--how he avoids the clichés so often found in sports writing and comes at his subjects from often unexpected places. "When it comes to style, fresh insight, and perspective, few in a crowded field can even make the cut. As expected, Tom Callahan betters par by several strokes." --Bob CostasCallahan has a unique gift for getting his subjects to reveal things they rarely would to the mainstream media by getting to know them, integrating himself into their stories, and earning their trust. The results are profiles that, collectively, tell the inside story of sport, giving not simply the score but a close-up view of the athletes who put the numbers on the board. The Bases Were Loaded (and So Was I) is a seminal work of reportage that will appeal to sports fans and non–sports fans alike, a rare and surprising journey behind the scenes of our favorite sports legends. "Tom Callahan writing about anything is like Julia Child saying, 'If you don’t have any plans, stick around and I’ll make you some dinner.'" —Tony Kornheiser, Washington Post
Weernis
A great book about sports and so much more. Tom Callahan uses words like a fine composer. Memorable stories, all.
Sudert
Tom Callahan is the best sportswriter nobody talks about. He is a tremendous craftsman of the English language.
Siramath
I am not a sports person. Except as sports figures have impacted the subjects I am interested in-I know Denny McLain was a good lounge organist who recorded fine albums; Joe DiMaggio was the second husband of Marilyn Monroe, was destroyed by her death (as was his son, then in the Marines), and possessed a bigger part of male anatomy than Secretariat; Thurman Munson was killed in one of the first SP Citations (earlier, identical ones legally required a two man crew, ridiculous because copilots were far more needed in light twins with GTSIO Continentals requiring a flight engineer to manage them than a "corporate jet" slower than a T-33 and which modified P-51 Mustangs could outrun at most altitudes)-sports don't interest me.

But Callahan's book did. He covers Larry Bird,Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King, Wilt Chamberlain, Boris Becker, many other names (Palmer and Nicklaus,Pete Rose, and Graf and Seles) even someone like myself-who really does live under a rock sometimes-cannot not have heard. He makes them interesting as people, as with the older generations of sportswriters like Si Burick and Jimmy Cannon (a name well known to all Sinatraphiles, as with Jilly and Toots) who have now passed on. And his brief discussion of "the other Marilyn"-Marilyn Maxwell, a fine actress in her own right who really was named "Marvel Marilyn Maxwell" at birth, unlike Mary Ellen Miller and Norma Jeane Mortensen Dougherty DiMaggio, and who died sadly of a heart attack in her forties-was fascinating and left me curious enough to look up the above trivia.

In summation, he fascinates people with sports who don't even like sports. Like Howard Stern, who can make you laugh in a traffic jam, that's a singular thing. Bravo!
Dianaghma
Great Audible Version!
The Bases Were Loaded (And So Was I) ebook
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Tom Callahan
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