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SIXTY FEET, SIX INCHES
Contemporary Culture

SIXTY FEET, SIX INCHES A Hall of Fame Hitter and a Hall of Fame Pitcher Talk about How the Game is Played

by | Read by Mirron Willis, Dominic Hoffman

Contemporary Culture • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Good writers know when to get out of the way of great subjects. Two of baseball's best—Bob Gibson the pitcher, Reggie Jackson the hitter—break down the game from the mound and batter's box. Narrators Mirron Willis and Dominic Hoffman give clear, distinctive voices to the Hall of Famers. Willis tells Gibson's story in a deep, authoritative tone while Hoffman’s rendition of Jackson is slightly higher, almost scratchy. Their conversation is enjoyable, and it's about more than swings and misses—it’s about the evolution of baseball and their takes on being black in the era they came up in. The listener also hears pithy anecdotes: Hitting one pitcher's curveball "was like trying to drink coffee with a fork." M.B. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2010]

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Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2009

CD ISBN 9781415965597 $80.00 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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