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By Red Barber


When All Hell Broke Loose in Baseball

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1947 by Red Barber

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When Jackie Robinson was penciled into the lineup for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, America's national pastime and America's future changed forever. How much is reflected in a remark Martin Luther King Jr. made to Don Newcombe: "You'll never know what you and Jackie and Roy did to make it possible to do my job." Red Barber was perfectly situated to observe this drama. Broadcaster for the Dodgers, friend of Branch Rickey--who confided in him before and during the year of decision--and keen student of the game and the behavior of its players, Red held the microphone as the story unfolded with a cast of characters that included baseball immortals Duke Snyder, Leo Durocher, Pee Wee Reese, Peter Reiser, Larry McPhail, and Joe DiMaggio. Towering above them all are Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey--who together made baseball and American history and whose courage and toughness Red Barber captures so beautifully in this book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306802126
ISBN-10: 0306802120
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 133mm x 23mm)
Pages: 382
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1984
Country of Publication: United States

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Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat by Red Barber Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat, Paperback (February 1997)

For more than fifty years the author was the voice of baseball. The game was broadcast sporadically until the late 1930s, when he burst into prominence by bringing it home to radio listeners, play by play. In this book, he gives major play-by-plays of his own life and career with characteristic wit and integrity.

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Author Biography - Red Barber

Red Barber was for millions the voice of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees; he was later a baseball commentator for National Public Radio. His books include The Broadcasters , The Rhubarb Patch, The Walk and the Spirit, and with Robert W. Creamer, Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat.

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