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Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat
For more than fifty years Red Barber was the voice of baseball. The game was broadcast sporadically until the late 1930s, when Barber burst into prominence by bringing it home to radio listeners, play by play. More than half a century later, he could still be heard, broadcasting over National Public Radio from his retirement home in Tallahassee. Announcing for the Brooklyn ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published February 1st 1997 by Bison Books
(first published December 1968)
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After listening to Fridays with Red on NPR for many years, I came across this book. Although Red Barber was before my time as far as a sportscaster, It is a great memoir of a very interesting character. What made it even more interesting to me was that Red attended my alma mater, the University of Florida.