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by Fred Lieb

  • Author: Fred Lieb
  • ISBN: 0698108159
  • ISBN13: 978-0698108158
  • ePub: 1328 kb | FB2: 1833 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) (July 22, 1977)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 420
  • Format: lrf docx doc azw
Baseball As I Knew It ePub download

Fred Lieb was an American sportswriter and baseball historian. In 1977, when he was 89 years old, Lieb published his memoirs, which documented his nearly 70 years as a baseball reporter. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lieb died at age 92 in Houston, Texas

Fred Lieb was an American sportswriter and baseball historian. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lieb died at age 92 in Houston, Texas No trivia or quizzes yet.

Fred Lieb, who covered his first ballgame in 1911, continued on to prowl pressboxes across the land for nearly seven decades. His Baseball as I Have Known It, is aptly titled; over a long and distinguished career, he knew just about everyone worth knowing in the game, and saw pretty much everything worth seeing.

Fred Lieb, the dean of baseball writers, tells about its heroes, rogues, controversies, and grand plays. He broke in as a sportswriter in the Polo Grounds press box in 1911. In 1933, in the midst of the Depression, Lieb was fired from the New York Post and began a freelance career writing about his beloved sport.

Frederick George Lieb (March 5, 1888 – June 3, 1980) was an American sportswriter and baseball historian. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lieb died at age 92 in Houston, Texas.

Lieb worked in fine company-Grantland Rice, Damon Runyon, and Heyward Broun were also covering baseball in those early years-but he concedes with some pride that none other than Fred Lieb dubbed Yankee Stadium ""The House That Ruth Built. Lieb loves those long, scholastic disputations over the relative merits of Cobb/Ruth/Aaron that engage true addicts of the sport

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Fred Lieb wrote about baseball from the early 1900s until his 1980 death. In the 1970s, he put everything down on paper for one of the most surreal memoirs in baseball history. It’s enchanting, like being able to travel through baseball history, to read Lieb’s words on everyone from Kenesaw Mountain Landis to Mike Schmidt. 18 Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life, by Richard Ben Cramer. Richard Ben Cramer pulled off a difficult feat, offering a warts and all portrayal of an aggressively hostile subject.

Fred Lieb knew the players he talks about personally. The romanticism of baseball's glorious history is well documented by Fred Lieb

Fred Lieb knew the players he talks about personally. Anything written by Fred Lieb about baseball is coming from a true authority on the subject. Baseball has a history unlike any other sport. The romanticism of baseball's glorious history is well documented by Fred Lieb. His unique perspective of having followed the game as a young fan growing up in Philadelphia, then covering it as a sportswriter, allows the author to offer great knowledge of his beloved sport. Lieb also allows the reader to experience the thrills he enjoyed covering the game, as well as the human side of the ballplayers, on and off the field.

Which serves as a reminder that nothing changes in baseball: you have to feast on the bad teams, but you at least have to win some against the good ones. Written by. Michael Green. Write the first response.

From Honus Wagner to Johnny Bench, Baseball As I Have Known It covers sixty-six seasons of Americaâ?™s national sport. Fred Lieb, the dean of baseball writers, tells about its heroes, rogues, controversies, and grand plays. He broke in as a sportswriter in the Polo Grounds press box in 1911. In 1933, in the midst of the Depression, Lieb was fired from the New York Post and began a freelance career writing about his beloved sport. Baseball As I Have Known It, first published in 1977 when Lieb was eighty-nine years old, remains a vital record of a glorious bygone era. In superb style, he comments on changes in baseball over the decades and tells inside stories about great events and immortal players.
Velan
This book is the memoirs of Fred Lieb, an early reporter of baseball in the Deadball era. He lived to an old age and saw a lot of stars come and go. Lieb has a folksy sort of delivery, which is pretty engaging. It's hard to put the book down, as Lieb had so many stories about these characters. However, later historians have noted a number of Lieb's remembrances are factually wrong or somewhat controversial. Enjoy the read, but be mindful of that.
Elastic Skunk
Fabulous baseball history for us. Contemporary memories for the writer. This book was published in 1977 by a 87 year old sportswriter who interviewed and knew Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb and every other great name in baseball. If you can get a hold of a copy and love baseball, this is one of the best.
Mavivasa
This is a fine and entertaining book of short pieces by a well-known baseball writer of the early 20th century. The anecdotes are sharp and funny, and the collection will be appreciated by anyone who loves baseball history. The chapter on Babe Ruth is quite good, and it has been quoted from in some of the Ruth biographies.
Authis
Fred Lieb knew the players he talks about personally. Anything written by Fred Lieb about baseball is coming from a true authority on the subject. Baseball has a history unlike any other sport. No other sport can touch it, and in reading about it from Fred Lieb you are getting it from a true master. Do yourself a favor. Buy the book.
Eigonn
Its like baseball history told first hand
Foxanayn
All baseball books by Mr. Lieb are great histories.
Felolak
Excellent source by a guy who knew his subject thoroughly. He includes information I found no place else about the baseball player I'm researching.
Fred Lieb wrote a gem that will have you referring back again and again. His matter-of-fact, focused writing style is a delight. He was a sports journalist in the 20's and 30's and knew many players, managers, and owners well. He takes sports stars out of the realm of mythology and humanizes their foibles and follies. His tales of Babe Ruth and the chapter about good friend Lou Gehrig is worth the price of the book alone. This is what writing is about! You may even get a few chills when his wife's work is elaborated upon, and how premonitions sometimes come true. You will also get a huge kick out of The Babe's response to her avocation- and the stories about Damon Runyon are fascinating.
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