Tim McCarver's Diamond Gems

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  • Copyright: 2008-03-13
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Baseball's premier national televisionanalyst Tim McCarver presents fascinatingtales from the game's greatest players andpersonalitiesTim McCarver's Diamond Gemsis a treasure trove offabulous anecdotes from the many baseball celebritieswho have appeared on "The Tim McCarver Show."A valuable mix of baseball history with a personaltouch, this book is a natural for everyone who lovesthe game. Includes tales from baseball greats Sandy Koufax, StanMusial, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Willie Mays, Yogi Berra, Tom Seaver, Cal Ripken Jr., JohnnyBench, Don Mattingly, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Chipper Jones, David Wright, and many more."Baseball is THE storyteller's game. So, if you love the game, you'll love Tim McCarver's treasure trove of stories. And you'll also understand why Tim never has to fear a rain delay." Bob Costas, NBC & HBO Sports"Tim McCarver's Diamond Gemsis the modern version ofThe Glory Of Their Times. It's fun and engaging and instructive and even sweet now and then. Tim could always call the pitches, and he also seems to get everyone to deliver their best stuff here." Frank Deford, author,The Entitled

Author Biography

Tim McCarver was a major league catcher from 1959 to 1980 and World Series MVP in 1964 with the St. Louis Cardinals. A six-time Emmy winner, McCarver was ranked by TV Guide as one of the top ten sportscasters of all-time in its all-century edition. His acclaimed “The Tim McCarver Show” is enjoying its seventh season on television after two years on national radio. He lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Jim Moskovitz is the creator and producer of Chevrolet's “The Tim McCarver Show.” He has written and produced several long-running television series, prime-time specials, and sports books. He lives and works with his wife, Joyce, in Manhattan.

Danny Peary is the writer-researcher for "The Tim McCarver Show." This is his third book with McCarver. He lives in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Filling Out the Lineup Cardp. 1
Earl Weaverp. 1
Don Zimmerp. 6
Jack McKeonp. 12
Tommy Lasordap. 13
Joe Torrep. 18
Tony La Russap. 24
Bobby Valentinep. 27
Lou Piniellap. 29
Willie Randolphp. 32
The Catchersp. 35
Yogi Berrap. 35
Bob Ueckerp. 43
Johnny Benchp. 45
Gary Carterp. 49
Ivan Rodriguezp. 51
Paul Lo Ducap. 52
The First Basemenp. 55
Tony Perezp. 55
Keith Hernandezp. 57
Don Mattinglyp. 60
Carlos Delgadop. 62
Second to No One: On Jackie Robinsonp. 65
Ralph Brancap. 65
Larry Dobyp. 66
Ralph Kinerp. 67
Robin Robertsp. 68
Hank Aaronp. 69
Frank Robinsonp. 70
Willie Maysp. 70
The Third Basemenp. 71
Mike Schmidtp. 71
Wade Boggsp. 76
Scott Brosiusp. 81
Chipper Jonesp. 83
David Wrightp. 87
The Shortstopsp. 89
Ernie Banksp. 89
Bucky Dentp. 92
Ozzie Smithp. 96
Cal Ripken Jr.p. 99
Alex Rodriguezp. 103
Derek Jeterp. 105
The Left Fieldersp. 109
Stan Musialp. 109
Ralph Kinerp. 112
Don Baylorp. 116
The Center Fieldersp. 121
Larry Dobyp. 121
Willie Maysp. 125
Bobby Murcerp. 130
Mookie Wilsonp. 133
The Right Fieldersp. 137
Enos Slaughterp. 137
Hank Aaronp. 143
Frank Robinsonp. 147
Ken Singletonp. 149
Dave Winfieldp. 151
Tony Gwynnp. 156
Gary Sheffieldp. 160
The Righty Rotationp. 163
Robin Robertsp. 163
Bob Gibsonp. 167
Jim Boutonp. 176
Jim Palmerp. 179
Tom Seaverp. 186
Bert Blylevenp. 190
The Righty Rotation II (1977-present)p. 193
Jack Morrisp. 193
Ron Darlingp. 196
Roger Clemensp. 198
David Conep. 199
John Smoltzp. 207
Tim Hudsonp. 212
The Leftiesp. 215
Warren Spahnp. 215
Whitey Fordp. 220
Sandy Koufaxp. 223
Jim Kaatp. 225
Tom Glavinep. 232
Al Leiterp. 236
The Bullpenp. 239
Rollie Fingersp. 239
Dennis Eckersleyp. 244
Dave Righettip. 248
Mike Stantonp. 252
Joe Torre on Mariano Riverap. 254
Indexp. 257
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