Pouring Six Beers at a Time

The treasure trove of stories in Pouring Six Beers at a Time - offers a hilarous, facinating and revealing view of teh natinal pastime from the 1930s to the present.

Author: Bill Giles

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 1600782566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 379

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Once dubbed the P.T. Barnum of Major League Baseball, the innovations, sideshows, and spectacles Bill Giles has orchestrated during a lifetime in baseball have brought more joy and laughter to more people than any other man in the history of the game. If the statisticians kept track of such things, "Uncle Bill" certainly would be all-time leader in smiles created. The treasure trove of stories in Pouring Six Beers at a Time - offers a hilarous, facinating and revealing view of teh natinal pastime from the 1930s to the present.

Macho Row

Pouring Six Beers at a Time, and Other Stories from a Lifetime in Baseball. Chicago: Triumph, 2007. Gordon, Robert, and Tom Burgoyne. More than Beards, Bellies and Biceps: The Story of the 1993 Phillies. Champaign il: Sports Publishing, ...

Author: William C. Kashatus

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496214089

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 372

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Colorful, shaggy, and unkempt, misfits and outlaws, the 1993 Phillies played hard and partied hard. Led by Darren Daulton, John Kruk, Lenny Dykstra, and Mitch Williams, it was a team the fans loved and continue to love today. Focusing on six key members of the team, Macho Row follows the remarkable season with an up-close look at the players’ lives, the team’s triumphs and failures, and what made this group so unique and so successful. With a throwback mentality, the team adhered to baseball’s Code. Designed to preserve the moral fabric of the game, the Code’s unwritten rules formed the bedrock of this diehard team whose players paid homage and respect to the game at all times. Trusting one another and avoiding any notions of superstardom, they consistently rubbed the opposition the wrong way and didn’t care. William C. Kashatus pulls back the covers on this old-school band of brothers, depicting the highs and lows and their brash style while also digging into the suspected steroid use of players on the team. Macho Row is a story of winning and losing, success and failure, and the emotional highs and lows that accompany them.

The Great Eight

6. Jordan, Pete Rose, 26. 7. Joe Morgan and David Falkner, Joe Morgan: A Life in Baseball (New York: W. W. Norton, 1993), 285. 8. ... Bill Giles with Doug Myers, Pouring Six Beers at a Time (Chicago: Triumph Books, 2007), 131–32. 23.

Author: Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803245860

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 221


Recounts the 1975 Cincinnati Reds winning season, offering readers player biographies, essays on team management and key aspects and highlights of the season.

Occasional Glory

Times Chronicle LIFE Newsweek New York Evening Post New York Times Philadelphia Daily News (Philadelphia) Evening Bulletin ... Giles, Bill, with Doug Myers, Pouring Six Beers at a Time: And Other Stories from a Lifetime in Baseball, ...

Author: David M. Jordan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786470280

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

View: 128


"This history of the Phillies begins with the club's inception in 1883 and goes through the 2011 season, highlighting the team's finer moments and players but also covering less memorable times. An exploration of the Phillies' relationship with Philadelphia and numerous historic photographs complete this celebration of the oldest continuous one-name, one-city franchise in sports history"--Provided by publisher.

Upon Further Review

In Giles's memoir, Pouring Six Beers at a Time, published in 2007, he places this meeting in 1977, but the details suggest that he almost certainly was remembering events of 1980. Giles: There were six teams in favor and four against ...

Author: Mike Pesca

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455596997

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 935


From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way. "Intriguing...thought provoking...delightful." --The Washington Post No announcer ever proclaimed: "Up Rises Frazier!" "Havlicek commits the foul, trying to steal the ball!" or "The Giants Lose the Pennant, The Giants Lose The Pennant!" Such moments are indelibly etched upon the mind of every sports fan. Or rather, they would be, had they happened. Sports are notoriously games of inches, and when we conjure the thought of certain athletes - like Bill Buckner or Scott Norwood - we can't help but apply a mental tape measure to the highlight reels of our minds. Players, coaches, and of course fans, obsess on the play when they ask, "What if?" Upon Further Review is the first book to answer that question. Upon Further Review is a book of counterfactual sporting scenarios. In its pages the reader will find expertly reported histories, where one small event is flipped on its head, and the resulting ripples are carefully documented, the likes of... What if the U.S. Boycotted Hitler's Olympics? What if Bobby Riggs beat Billie Jean King? What if Bucky Dent popped out at the foot of the Green Monster? What if Drew Bledsoe never got hurt? Upon Further Review takes classic arguments conducted over pints in a pub and places them in the hands of dozens of writers, athletes, and historians. From turning points that every sports fan rues or celebrates, to the forgotten would-be inflection points that defined sports, Upon Further Review answers age old questions, and settles the score, even if the score bounced off the crossbar.

Change Up

His autobiography, Pouring Six Beers at a Time and Other Stories from a Lifetime in Baseball, was published in 2007. WHITEY HERZOG: Longtime managerwho won 1,281 games, mostly at the helm ofthe Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals ...

Author: Larry Burke

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9781605299631

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 355


Change Up is every fan's box-seat ticket to a remarkable baseball event: a round-table conversation among the participants themselves about pivotal developments that changed the game, from the 1960s to today. Here, through the eyes and words of star players like Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, and Ichiro Suzuki, baseball legends like Cal Ripken, Earl Weaver, and Jim Bouton, and award-winning writers like David Marainiss, Bob Lipsyte, and Robert Whiting who reported the stories, are vivid and very personal accounts of some of the most important happenings in the history of the sport. How did the game change with the creation of the players union, the hiring of Frank Robinson as the first black manager, the rise of Latin and Japanese players? From the return of National League baseball to New York to the publication of Ball Four, these are fascinating stories viewed from a unique perspective. Even the most rabid and informed fans will find much that is new in these pages—and they will emerge with a greater understanding and appreciation of the game they love.


Bill Giles and Doug Myers, Pouring Six Beers at a Time and Other Stories from a Lifetime in Baseball (Chicago: Triumph, 2007), 141. 5. Ibid. 6. Hal Bodley, “Phillies End 30 Years of Frustration,” Sporting News, 25 October 1980, 8. 7.

Author: J. Daniel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476670881

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 220

View: 639


"A lot happened in baseball in 1980. This book covers it all--the bean balls, bench-clearing brawls, the return of Darth Vader and the launch of CNN"--

If These Walls Could Talk Philadelphia Phillies

In his book Pouring Six Beers At A Time, Giles said he never believed mascots would work in baseball. But he finally relented. Bonnie Erickson and Wade Harrison, who had designed Big Bird for Sesame Street, were contacted.

Author: Larry Shenk

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781623688370

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 874


Over the last half-century, the Philadelphia Phillies have experienced epic highs—World Series titles in 1980 and 2008—and frustrating lows, and Larry Shenk has been there for every minute of it. He provides a behind-the-scenes look at the personalities and events that have shaped the franchise’s history. The book gives the detailed scouting reports on Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley and takes readers into the clubhouse as Steve Carlton closes in on 300 career wins. Listen in on Pete Rose’s phone call with President Reagan after Rose broke the National League hits record and see Richie Ashburn’s face when he heard he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Giving fans a taste of what it’s like to be a part of the Phillies’ storied history from a perspective unlike any other, readers will also learn about a man whose work ethic and character has made an impact on the players and staff for 50 years.

Rob Neyer s Big Book of Baseball Legends

We got back to the hotel at 6:00 AM, got up at 9:00 AM, and Turk pitched a fourhitter, winning 4–1. —Bill Giles and Doug Myers, Pouring Six Beers at a Time: And Other Stories from a Lifetime in Baseball (2007) Farrell.

Author: Rob Neyer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416564911

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 718


The latest and greatest in ESPN.com baseball guru Rob Neyer's Big Book series, Legends is a highly entertaining guide to baseball fables that have been handed down through generations. The well-told baseball story has long been a staple for baseball fans. In Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Legends, Neyer breathes new life into both classic and obscure stories throughout twentieth-century baseball -- stories that, while engaging on their own, also tell us fascinating things about their main characters and about the sport's incredibly rich history. With his signature style, Rob gets to the heart of every anecdote, working through the particulars with careful research drawn from a variety of primary sources. For each story, he asks: Did this really happen? Did it happen, sort of? Or was the story simply the wild invention of someone's imagination? Among the scores of legends Neyer questions and investigates... Did an errant Bob Feller pitch really destroy the career of a National League All-Star? Did Greg Maddux mean to give up a long blast to Jeff Bagwell? Was Fred Lynn the clutch player he thinks he was? Did Tommy Lasorda have a direct line to God? Did Negro Leaguer Gene Benson really knock Indians second baseman Johnny Berardino out of baseball and into General Hospital? Did Billy Martin really outplay Jackie Robinson every time they met? Oh, and what about Babe Ruth's "Called Shot"? Rob checks each story, separates the truths from the myths, and places their fascinating characters into the larger historical context. Filled with insider lore and Neyer's sharp wit and insights, this is an exciting addition to a superb series and an essential read for true fans of our national pastime.

Harry the K

Pouring Six Beers at a Time. Chicago: Triumph Books, 2007. Honolulu Advertiser Hughes, Pat. Harry Kalas: Voice of the Phillies audio CD. (Baseballvoices.com) Los Angeles Times Naperville Sun Philadelphia Bulletin Philadelphia Daily News ...

Author: Randy Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762440344

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 700


To Philadelphia Phillies fans, he was the soundtrack of summer. To millions of football fans across America, he was the "Voice of the NFL." And as open and giving as Harry Kalas was throughout his professional and personal life, there are countless layers of the man that have remained unknown . . . until now. Author Randy Miller interviewed more than 160 people -- including all of Harry's surviving family, many of his close friends from childhood to present, numerous colleagues from baseball and the NFL, and even Harry's longtime personal psychologist -- to craft a loving and shockingly honest portrayal of one of the most celebrated broadcasters in the history of sports. With incredible details from all phases of his life -- from his upbringing in the Chicago suburbs, to his Hall of Fame broadcasting career in baseball, to his ubiquitous voiceover work with the NFL, to his personal vices for drinking and women, to his legendary friendship with Richie "Whitey" Ashburn, to his ongoing feud with on-air partner Chris Wheeler -- Harry the K: The Remarkable Life of Harry Kalas will surprise, delight, and enlighten all fans of the man they called "Harry the K."