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Pouring Six Beers at a Time: And Other Stories from a Lifetime in Baseball

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A hilarious, fascinating, and revealing view of the national pastime from the 1930's to the present, Pouring Six Beers at a Time offers a treasure trove of stories by a man once dubbed the P. T. Barnum of Major League Baseball, current Philadelphia Phillies Chairman Bill Giles. His 70 plus years of behind-the-scenes stories are an invaluable treat that no baseball fan will ...more
Paperback, 386 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Triumph Books (first published March 2007)
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carl  theaker
Aug 17, 2012 carl theaker rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Would you like to read a book from a fellow who was son of the
National League president and later a baseball office man himself?

Despite the intriguing title 'Pouring 6 Beers at a Time' I would have
said, "Gee, maybe I'll just have white bread and water, thanks!"

However since the book was a gift, I gave it a go and it turned out
to be entertaining all in all. Bill Giles had a head start in the
baseball business growing up in a family where his father became head
of the National League, but Bill we
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Mark
Jan 08, 2011 Mark rated it really liked it
"...Whether we think of baseball as a game or as a business-and it is often, though not always, both-it is finally an institution, a free-standing American idea that transcends any given individual, even as it cherishes individualism. No game of ours is as much a part of America's history as baseball. No other American game has always been as different from other games. Baseball is not a territorial game; it is not about conquering; I do not send a team out to capture the other team's goal or gr ...more
Bryan
Apr 04, 2008 Bryan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who enjoy awful writing.
If this book was a person, I'd punch it in the face. It's so bad, I had to hammer it on Amazon.com -

As a lifelong baseball man, Bill Giles had the chance to write something profound, something with the depth and insight of 70+ years living and breathing the game. To open it and discover instead a book that barely glances off the surface of history is a disappointment.

Reading Giles' account of his life is a lot like listening to your grandfather - sure, there are interesting anecdotes occasional
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Jerry
Aug 09, 2014 Jerry rated it liked it
Fun, easy read for any baseball fan covering a unique look at baseball from 1950 on.
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Great book!
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