From 33rd Street to the Camden Yards: An Oral History of the Baltimore Orioles

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 509 pages
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In From 33rd Street to Camden Yards, John Eisenberg, a critically acclaimed sports writer and longtime sports columnist for the Baltimore Sun, brings to life the epic saga of baseball's winningest franchise from 1960-97, using the best sources possible--the voices of the players, managers, coaches, owners, front office officials, and others who have helped make the Orioles a secular religion in a city that calls itself Baseball City, USA. Relying on storytelling flair, persistent research, and an eye for detail that marked his much-praised football memoir, Cotton Bowl Days, and utilizing knowledge and insights culled from fifteen years of award-winning reporting, Eisenberg turns dozens of hours of interviews with Hall of Famers and reserve infielders alike into a vivid, fast-moving oral history--the first ever of the Orioles. John Eisenberg has had exclusive access to such star Orioles as Earl Weaver, Ken Singleton, Cal Ripken, Jr., Jim Palmer, and Frank Robinson--as well as to current owner Peter Angelos. In total, he interviewed over 90 individuals for this book, making From 33rd Street to Camden Yards a rich, rewarding book that defines the Orioles and the Orioles experience.

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Eisenberg is an award-winning columnist for the Baltimore Sun whose previous sports books include Cotton Days and the Cowboys in the 60s. This book resembles the popular team histories compiled by ... Read full review


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John Eisenberg is an award-winning sports columnist for the Baltimore Sun. His previous books include Cotton Bowl Days: Growing Up with Dallas and the Cowboys in the 1960s.

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