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Old 10-11-2018, 07:37 PM
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excellent write-up Hank! I now need to go get your book. I've certainly read the Glory of Their Times and I really, really loved it! Now I also need to go and find the audio version! Not enough time in the day to do and read everything I want though...
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Great read!

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Tremendous stuff. Just terrific. I listen to the original interviews on Audible at least once per month.

Rube Marquard's copy of The Glory Of Their Times personalized to him and signed by Larry Ritter.





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Great read, great thread!
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After listening to the audio book, I am struck by the more controversial statements Mr. Ritter left out of the printed version.
Chief Meyers, for all his charm, touched briefly on his place in American society as a Native American. I would have to get out the audio version, but I believe he said he was treated as an outsider.
Rube Bressler, who could do it all, transitioning from pitcher to position player and sticking around for years, was still angry at being released by the Cardinals with just a matter of weeks to go in the 1932 season. Granted, Bressler had reached the end of the line, but Rickey fired him in the midst of the Great Depression and it looks as though it was done to save a few bucks. It was cold. Dressler called Rickey a hypocrite and compared him unfavorably to his first manager, Connie Mack.
Did Larry Ritter ever mention to you why certain things were omitted?
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Hank: I have been hanging around Net54 for over fifteen years. I don't recall a post I've enjoyed more. It speaks so beautifully of the rich essence of our hobby, of vintage baseball and vintage America. Thank you.
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Hank- I've had some obstacles (mostly health related) come up recently that made me think I had to step away from the Hobby and even the Game I love so much.

You got me back with the fantastic memories you shared.


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He actually liked almost all of what we had done, it turned out, but couldn’t stand listening to the segment with Jimmy Austin, the oldest player Ritter interviewed. Austin died less than a year later, the only one of the players who didn’t live to see the book.

Awesome read! Thanks so much. But I don't quite understand the above. Was it because Larry was sad that Jimmy passed away before the book came out?
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Hank- Fantastic post. Thank you for sharing.
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He actually liked almost all of what we had done, it turned out, but couldn’t stand listening to the segment with Jimmy Austin, the oldest player Ritter interviewed. Austin died less than a year later, the only one of the players who didn’t live to see the book.

Awesome read! Thanks so much. But I don't quite understand the above. Was it because Larry was sad that Jimmy passed away before the book came out?
No, he thought Jimmy's voice made it too hard for people to understand what he was saying.

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