7 Books on Sports by Journalists or Broadcasters – Rice, Harwell, Lindsey Nelson, Etc.
Lot 285. 7 Books on Sports by Journalists or Broadcasters – Rice, Harwell, Lindsey Nelson, Etc. All hardbacks. Baseball is the subject of most of the writings. Grantland Rice’s “The Tumult and the Shouting” provides the broadest sports coverage. Rice was one of the most influentical sportswriters of the first half of the 20th century. His stories cover Ty Cobb, Bobby Jones, Jack Dempsey, Bill Tilden, Knute Rockne, Jim Thorpe and Babe Didrikson. The book is ex-m in a vg+ dust jacket that has a Willard Mullin portrait of Rice. Generally, the other books are by or about broadcasters. Red Barber, play-by-play broadcaster for the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees, is the subject of Bob Edwards’ 1993 book, “Fridays with Red: A Radio Friendship.” The book is based on Edwards’ 12-year on and off-air relationship with Barber on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.” Nm book and ex-m dj. Edward autographed the title page; Kevin Keating authenticated his gem mint 10 signature. The other books are: “Tuned to Baseball,” Ernie Harwell, 1985 apparent first edition, nm/ex; “Hello Everyody, I’m Lindsey Nelson,” 1985 stated first edition, ex/ex; “My Giants,” Russ Hodges and Al Hirshberg, 1963 stated first edition, ex-library, dust jacket adhered, otherwise vg, and “The Fireside Book of Baseball,” 1956, inscription on flyleaf, vg+ to ex/g+ to vg. The seventh book is by novelist and storyteller Giles Tippette: “Donkey Baseball and Other Delights,” 1989, ex-m/ex. Winning Bid $15.