NPR Driveway Moments Baseball by Neal Conan [Audio Book] [CD]
Stories from the National Public Radio archives honor America's national pastime.
Stories so compelling you'll stay in your car to hear them througheven if you're sitting in your own driveway. Peabody-winning Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan presents tales about the big leagues and the little, the fans in the stands, the players, the history, and the lore.
Highlights include commentaries from some of the game's most recognized authorities, a look back at some of baseball's most important figures (Jackie Robinson, Joltin' Joe DiMaggio), and colorful segments about the game's unexpected delights, from the Hidden Ball Trick to the "All You Can Eat" option at Dodger Stadium.
From the Back Cover
You're in your car, listening to a story on your local NPR station, Suddenly, you find yourself at your destinationhome, work, or the parking lot of a grocery store. The story has captured you, and rather than turn the radio off, you stay in your car and listen to the end. You've had a Driveway Moment!
Baseball lends itself to stories and storytelling. We've got stories about the greats: Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, "Double Duty" Radcliffe, Yogi Berra, Hank Aaron. Hear about the secret language of baseball signs, the organist who gets thrown out of a game, and the all-you-can-eat buffet at Dodger Stadium. There's something for every listener in this all-star line-up of commentaries, interviews and features from NPR.
About the Author
NEAL CONAN is the host of Talk of the Nation, the national news-talk call-in show from NPR News. Conan brings three decades of news and radio experience to the show, which reaches nearly 3 million listeners a week on more than 280 NPR member stations. Conan has won both Peabody and duPont awards for his work.
Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPRs audience continues to grow. NPR nember organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming. NPR has delivered many firsts in reporting as well as reports of historic significance in its first 40 years.
- 1 Hour 45 Minutes
- 2 CDs
- Read by: Neal Conan
- ISBN-10: 1598875876
- ISBN-13: 978-1598875874