Of Mikes and Men: A Lifetime of Braves Baseball

Of Mikes and Men A Lifetime of Braves Baseball 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 when he

  • Title: Of Mikes and Men: A Lifetime of Braves Baseball
  • Author: Pete Van Wieren Jack Wilkinson
  • ISBN: 9781600783593
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 AmeriThe 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 America s Team courtesy of Ted Turner s SuperStation TBS In this heartfelt autobiography, Van Wieren shares his memories of thrilling moments in Braves history, such as the 1995 season when the Braves won the world championship the pitching mastery of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz the heartbreak of the 1996 World Series loss to the Yankees and Atlanta s unprecedented run of 14 consecutive division titles.

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    1. 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 [...]


    2. 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 [...]


    3. If you are a die-hard Braves fan, you are obligated to give this guy a quick read. It's a long-time Braves announcer's autobiography - how he got started, his career growing with Ted Turner and the Superstation, all those playoff losses. Gives you a good sense of life on the road with the guys. Only real 'new' thing I learned was about the one way to make Bobby Cox mad to this day - a 'catchers balk'. If you are just a baseball fan OR just a light Braves fan OR you want more than a breezy read. [...]


    4. 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 [...]




    5. As a lifelong Braves fan, Pete Van Wieren was one the voices of my youth. The antecdotes from Pete's career as a Braves broadcaster bring back some wonderful memories.





    6. 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.




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