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Of Mikes and Men: A Lifetime of Braves Baseball

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The extraordinary life of an Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame broadcaster is shared in this firsthand account of the highs and lows of Major League Baseball. Pete Van Wieren’s legacy began in 1976, when he and a young Skip Caray were hired to call Atlanta Braves games. During the next three decades, "the Professor" and Caray became the voices of a team known nationwide as Ameri ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Triumph Books (first published 2010)
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Those looking for a complete retrospective of Atlanta Braves baseball from the late seventies to the 2008 season will be forced to look elsewhere. Instead, the title of the book proves to be perfectly accurate as the fan favorite Braves broadcaster leads the reader through a summarized 33 years of Braves baseball while taking the time to provide inside into the life of the man behind the microphone. As a lifelong Braves fan, in years that reach back long before the incredible championship run th ...more
Stoney Setzer
The Atlanta Braves are my favorite team in all of sports, and Pete Van Wieren (aka "The Professor") was my favorite of their TV and radio announcers. During his career, he was always the one with the facts and figures, while his partners brought the humor (Skip Caray) or the former-player perspective (first Ernie Johnson, then Don Sutton and Joe Simpson). As such, his biography proceeds in a matter-of-fact manner. It is apparent through the pages that there are certain individuals that he did no ...more
What I liked most about this book was hearing Van Wieren's voice in my head as I was reading it. I hadn't realized how much I miss that voice until now, and its absence marks the end of an era in my life and Braves baseball. I had a couple of laugh out loud moments, and something of the back story about the rise of the Braves, hitched as they were with the ascendancy of the TBS star. I wouldn't say it was the greatest memoir I've ever read, but then I don't read many memoirs (maybe a dozen total ...more
Like Chip said, imagining Pete reading this book makes it a fantastic read. And being able to sit down with Jack at Manuel's and talk baseball completes the circle. A must-read for any Braves fan.
Really would just be of interest to Braves fans in the 1990's. Even so, mostly just tame anecdotes.
Spencer McAnally
Great perspective of Braves history. Loved the book!
Loved it. I also heard Pete's voice when I read it.

Great book for any Braves fan!
Kim (gtkim)
Fun read for Braves fans.
A great book for Braves fans.
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