Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat

Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat

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For more than fifty years Red Barber was the voice of baseball. The game was broadcast sporadically until the late 1930s, when Barber burst into prominence by bringing it home to radio listeners, play by play. More than half a century later, he could still be heard, broadcasting over National Public Radio from his retirement home in Tallahassee. Announcing for the Brooklyn Dodgers and later for the New York Yankees, he became a legend long before his death in 1992. Red?s story reveals the growth and changes in baseball over the years, the demands of sportscasting, and the difference between radio and television reporting. Here is Red giving major play-by-plays of his own life and career with characteristic wit and integrity.Lylaha#39;s salary was unchanged, and she had complete maintenance on top of it. She had her room and her meals and her laundry taken care of. She didna#39;t have to spend one red cent. When I say I married a rich woman, I mean it. And whatanbsp;...

Title:Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat
Author:Red Barber
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 1968


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