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When the original Yankee stadium closed in 2008, it inspired an intense wave of emotional reaction, a microcosm of which is captured in Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories compiled by BronxBanterBlog.com editor Alex Belth. Veteran voice actor Gregory Gorton adeptly captures the wide range of passionate reaction from the many journalists and personalities who contributed to this collection, including NBC's Bob Costas, whose allegiance to Mickey Mantle's stadium is touching under Gorton's narration, and New York Post writer's Mike Vaccaro's poetic account, which is recounted with wide-eyed wonder. Sure to bring a smile to listeners who love and remember the old stadium, Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories allows a legendary American sports venue to live on through story.

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America foremost sportswriters and other personalities offer their favorite memories of Yankee Stadium, the world’s most famous ballpark.

In Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories, editor Alex Belth of BronxBanterBlog.com collects personal essays by some of the most well-known and respected voices in sportswriting and entertainment today. In these revealing, sometimes hilarious, often touching essays, the contributors recount their favorite moments inside the most famed of all American stadiums. The book also includes a special chapter on the new Yankee Stadium. Contributors include:

  • Bob Costas (NBC, HBO)
  • Richard Ben Cramer
  • Pete Hamill
  • Tony Kornheiser (ESPN)
  • Tom Boswell (Washington Post)
  • Dave Kindred (Washington Post)
  • Leigh Montville (Sports Illustrated)
  • William Nack (Sports Illustrated)
  • Joe Posnanski (Sports Illustrated)
  • Jane Leavy
  • Pat Jordan
  • Maury Allen (New York Post)
  • Bob Klapisch (Bergen Record)
  • Tyler Kepner (New York Times)
  • Allen Barra (Wall Street Journal)
  • Marty Appel
  • Jeff Pearlman
  • Alan Schwarz (New York Times)
  • Charles Pierce (Boston Globe)
  • Steve Rushin (Sports Illustrated)
  • Nathan Ward
  • Mike Vaccaro (New York Post)
  • Rob Neyer (ESPN.com)
  • Ken Rosenthal (ESPN)
  • Scott Raab (Esquire)
  • Luis Guzman
©2010 Alex Belth (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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