• The Man in the Crowd

  • A Fan's Notes on Four Generations of New York Baseball
  • By: Stanley Cohen
  • Narrated by: Daniel Wallace
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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By: Stanley Cohen
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The celebrated author of The Game They Played offers a must-have memoir for Yankees fans.

For Stanley Cohen, baseball is the prism through which he views the events of the last 70 years. In The Man in the Crowd, Cohen chronicles America’s changing mood and lifestyle from the years of World War II through the silent generation of the 50s, the revolutionary turmoil of the 60s through the social decay of the 70s, the excess of the 80s through the technological transformation of the 90s, up through the sobering uncertainty of the post-9/11 present day. His narrative spans four generations as he recounts in sparkling prose how, for his immigrant father, sports was a means of assimilation into life in the New World; the warmth of watching his son and, later, his grandson both fall heir to his devotion; and how the game of baseball has provided his life with its truest sense of continuity.

©1981 Stanley Cohen. New material copyright © 2012 Stanley Cohen (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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The Richness Of Memory

This book about baseball in general and the New York Yankees in particular captures the very essence of what a baseball fan is and what it means to them. It shows how at a young age you come to discover the game and then you advance in your young life just a little further and discovery turns to passion. At this young age you now find yourself aware of teams and players and you adopt a team and they become your team and thus for a certain length of time you enter though you are not aware of it at the time every young fan’s Golden Age Of Baseball. The author’s Golden Age of Baseball as he tells his story is the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. He goes on to describe in vivid prose his ride with his Yankees through the years and his ride through life as seen through the eyes of a baseball fan. He also comments on the state of the game and how it changes over time.. This is not an exhaustive year by year recounting of every season but an entertaining overview of a baseball fan’s view of the game he loves. This book is an Evergreen that is not to be missed. I highly recommend this listen!

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Interesting story

I enjoyed the story and the history presented, the author lived through many interesting
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The editing was not at the level I am used to. You could tell when they spliced different sessions together and there are a few errors.

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  • simon parsons-kilburn
  • 07-03-17

Excellently written

A frank, well thought and well written story. Interesting listen to anyone who likes to know about the feeling behind being a baseball fan. Knowing you can like more than one team but your heart will always belong to your favourite