Rick Adamson narrates this collection of essays from renowned sports enthusiast and author George Plimpton—some published here for the first time. Every American sports fan of a certain age knows of Al Downing, the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher who gave up the tie-breaking 715th home run to Hank Aaron on April 8, 1974, to surpass Babe Ruth’s all-time home-run record. However, we don’t know what Downing—and, for that matter, all of Major League Baseball, the pitchers, the batters, the managers—was thinking. As the subtitle says, here is the inside story. Adamson narrates with a broadcaster’s sense of drama and a good feel for a special moment in American cultural history. It’s a very American story, read by a very American voice. B.P. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2016]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2016
DD ISBN 9781478981213 $26.98
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