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    • The Presidents and the Pastime

    • The History of Baseball and the White House
    • By: Curt Smith
    • Narrated by: Barry Abrams
    • Length: 19 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Presidents and the Pastime draws on Curt Smith's extensive background as a former White House presidential speechwriter to chronicle the historic relationship between baseball, the "most American" sport, and the US presidency. Smith, who USA Today calls "America's voice of authority on baseball broadcasting", starts before America's birth, when would be presidents played baseball antecedents. He charts how baseball cemented its reputation as America's pastime in the 19th century and tracks every US president from Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump 

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Pull Up a Chair

    • The Vin Scully Story
    • By: Curt Smith
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Since 1950, the instantly recognizable voice of Vin Scully has invited listeners to “pull up a chair” for his peerless play-by-play sports reporting. Recruited and mentored by the legendary Red Barber, Scully has narrated NBC’s Game of the Week, twelve All-Star Games, eighteen no-hitters, and twenty-five World Series, describing players from Duke Snider to Orel Hershiser to Manny Ramirez, with hundreds in between.

    Regular price: $20.97