View from the Booth: Four Decades With the Phillies

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-15
  • Publisher: Camino Books Inc
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As Tim McCarver points out in his Foreword, Chris Wheeler is accomplished at telling stories. From his first experience behind a mike at Penn State in the 1960s to his reflections on the Phillies' ring ceremony at the Ball Park on April 8, 2009, "Wheels" can paint word pictures like few broadcasters in any sport. His View from the Booth encompasses memorable portraits of people and places you're invited to share, all the highs and lows of nearly four decades with the never-boring Philadelphia Phillies.

Author Biography

Chris Wheeler is coming up on his 40th year working for the Philadelphia Phillies, the last 33 as a widely recognized television and radio broadcaster. He is one of the few people in the Phillies to have participated in both championship seasons 1980 and 2008.A graduate of Penn State, he lives in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.Dr. Hal Gullan is the author of several books. His most recent work, a collaboration with St Joseph's University basketball coach Phil Martelli, is Don't Call Me Coach.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
A Word of Thanksp. xiii
A Word of Introductionp. xv
What Am I Doing Here?p. 1
Whitey, Julie, and Rulyp. 8
The Happiest Umpirep. 17
Coming to Lifep. 24
The Pope of Pattison Avenuep. 40
Learning from the Bestp. 60
I'm the Manager, Not a Coach!p. 83
Our Barnum of the Vetp. 120
Sharing the Boothp. 137
Two Paradesp. 162
Clearwater Then and Nowp. 192
Two Weeks in Aprilp. 201
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