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Driveway Moments: Baseball


Driveway Moments: Baseball


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  • Hosted by Neal Conan

    NPR's Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan presents tales about the big leagues and the little, the fans in the stands, the players, the history, and the lore. Highlights include commentaries from some of the game’s most recognized authorities (Daniel Okrent, Frank Deford), a look back at some of baseball’s most important figures (Jackie Robinson, Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio), and colorful segments about the game’s unexpected delights, from the Hidden Ball Trick to the “All You Can Eat” option at Dodger Stadium.

    What is a Driveway Moment? Maybe it’s happened to you as it has to countless others. . . . You’re driving home, listening to a story on NPR. Suddenly, you find yourself in your driveway (or parking space or parking garage). Rather than turn the radio off, you stay in your car to hear the piece to the end. It’s a Driveway Moment. The NPR Driveway Moments Series collects these “best of” stories so that you are never more than a “play” away from a Driveway Moment.

  • Disc One

    Introduction Neal Conan

    A Baseball Tutorial Weekend Edition

    The Hidden Language of Baseball All Things Considered

    Dodger Fans Offered ‘All You Can Eat’ Option Day to Day

    Autumn Glory: Baseball’s First World Series Morning Edition

    Clemente: The Story of a True Baseball Hero Weekend Edition

    Baseball Has Been Very, Very Good To Him All Things Considered

    Mamie ‘Peanut’ Johnson, Pitching Pioneer Morning Edition

    For the Love of the Game Tell Me More

    The Mystery of ‘Sweet Caroline’ and the Sox Morning Edition

    ‘The Hidden Ball’ and Other Baseball Tricks Day to Day

    Neal Conan’s 'Play-by-Play' Morning Edition

    Disc Two

    A Test of Courage: Jackie Robinson’s Rookie Year Weekend Edition

    StoryCorps Griot: Field of Dreams News & Notes

    Baseball, Apple Pie and Steroids Weekend Edition Sunday

    Braves Cheered On by Truly Brave Hospice Fans Weekend Edition

    Remembering Aaron’s Quiet, Courageous Chase Morning Edition

    ‘Three Blind Mice’ All Things Considered

    Ballpark Names Fail to Impress All Things Considered

    ‘Double Duty’ Radcliffe’s Busy Life All Things Considered

    Math in Baseball Weekend Edition

    Aren’t We Tired of Watching the Pitch Count? Morning Edition

    Yogi Berra’s ‘Ten Rings’ All Things Considered

    Ted Williams: An American Legend All Things Considered

  • ISBN-13:9781598875874

    Format: CD

    Publisher: HighBridge Company

    Publication date:03/04/2008

    Unabridged, 1.75 hours