Ain't the Beer Cold!

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Taylor Trade Publications, Oct 7, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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Hall of Fame broadcaster Chuck Thompson, with the assistance of veteran Associated Press sportswriter Gordon Beard, shares a personal play-by-play account of his celebrated career and life in this newly updated paperback edition of Ain't the Beer Cold!
Since his broadcasting beginnings fresh out of high school in 1939, Thompson has served with the Armed Forces in World War II, relaxed as a one-man audience for a crooning Bing Crosby, and done sportscasting for the Phillies, A's, Senators, and Orioles. In 1993, Thompson's broadcasting achievement was honored with a place in the Broadcasters' Wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Here he offers a delightful and insightful perspective on his profession, its people, and its place in the heart of American sports.
 

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Ain't the Beer Cold!

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Two recent electees to the Broadcasters' Wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame tell amusing tales from their careers. The books' intriguing titles and humorous content should appeal to patrons at large public libraries. Read full review

Contents

Destiny Fate or Good Fortune?
1
Cooperstown The Ultimate Prize
11
Growing Up in East Reading
18
The Start of My Career
29
Before I Was Rudely Interrupted
41
Just Call Me Sergeant
50
My Debut in the Major Leagues
65
Working My Way Down
81
My Introduction to the NFL
102
On the Road with Crosby Hope and Others
116
Characters and High Jinks
129
My Partners and Others in the Booth
145
Having a Ball at Work and Play
159
Baseball Then Now and Later
166
For the Love of the Game
172
Postscript End of an Era
182

Back to the Major Leagues
93

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About the author (2002)

Chuck Thompson, a resident of Timonium, Maryland, and co-author Gordon Beard, who resides in Baltimore, Maryland, have been friends since the 1950s.

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