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    • Everybody's All-American

    • By: Frank Deford
    • Narrated by: Frank Deford
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gavin Grey is everyone's All-American. A star running back at the University of North Carolina in the late 1950s, he graces the covers of Time and LIFE magazines and appears on the "Ed Sullivan Show." Everyone wants a piece of him or to be around him to bask in his glory, including his nephew Donny, who narrates the story and is Gavin's only real confidant.After college, Gavin goes on to the NFL where he has a solid career. As his playing days wind down and the cheering stops, however, he finds the adjustment to life as an ex-athlete difficult to accept.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Over Time

    • My Life as a Sportswriter
    • By: Frank Deford
    • Narrated by: Frank Deford
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter is as unconventional and wide-ranging as Frank Deford's remarkable career, in which he has chronicled the heroes and the characters of just about every sport in nearly every medium. Deford joined Sports Illustrated in 1962, fresh, and fresh out of Princeton. In 1990, he was Editor-in-Chief of The National Sports Daily, one of the most ambitious and ill-fated projects in the history of American print journalism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Memories

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Old Ball Game

    • How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and the New York Giants Created Modern Baseball
    • By: Frank Deford
    • Narrated by: Frank Deford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Old Ball Game, Frank Deford, NPR sports commentator and Sports Illustrated journalist retells the story of an unusual friendship between two towering figures in baseball history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story but annoying narrator...

    • By Richard on 03-24-19
    • How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and the New York Giants Created Modern Baseball
    • By: Frank Deford
    • Narrated by: Frank Deford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 11-05-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 50 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Big Bill Tilden

    • The Triumphs and the Tragedy
    • By: Frank Deford
    • Narrated by: Frank Deford
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When he stepped onto the Wimbledon grass in 1920, Bill Tilden was poised to become the world’s greatest tennis star. Throughout the 1920's he dominated the sport, winning championship after championship with his trademark grace, power, and intelligence. He owned the game more completely than Babe Ruth ruled baseball, making his name, for more than a decade, synonymous with tennis. This classic biography, by legendary sports writer Frank Deford, tells of Tilden’s dominance, unlike anything the sport had ever seen - and the big man’s tragic fall.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Critically Acclaimed Authors: Frank Deford

    • By: Ron Barr
    • Narrated by: Ron Barr, Frank Deford
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Ron Barr interviews Sportswriter of the Year Frank Deford about his most memorable accomplishment, the challenges he faced and the difficulty in writing this book. This interview took place on June 18th, 2012.

    Regular price: $2.95