And the crowd goes wild : relive the most celebrated sporting events ever broadcast

by Garner, Joe.

Format: Print Book 1999
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Fans Wept. The Crowd Cheered. The Announcers Went Wild. You Just Had To Be There. And You Can Be.

In words and images - and on two audio CDs narrated by award-winning sports journalist Bob Costas - And The Crowd Goes Wild brings to life the spine-tingling moments that brought us to our feet.

From bleachers to box seats to living room sofas, devoted fans and casual observers yearn for the thrill of last-minute heroics, underdog victories or the crowning moment of a champion's career.

And The Crowd Goes Wild recounts forty-seven of the most memorable moments in sports and spotlights the photographs that tell the stories. Accompanying the book, two digitally mastered CDs contain over two hours of audio, including the actual calls of the announcers who were just as excited, surprised and awestruck as the fans.

Their words - and the emotional charge in their voices - take you back to the heart-stopping thrill of the event, when an athlete triumphed. . . and the crowd went wild!
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Following in the footsteps of his own bestselling We Interrupt This Broadcast, radio veteran Garner has put together this gift-perfect compilation of 47 of the most memorable sporting events ever broadcast on radio or TV. This coffee-table-sized volume includes a foreword by Hank Aaron and an afterword by Wayne Gretzky. It also features two accompanying audio CDs that combine sturdy backstory narration of each event by Bob Costas with snippets of the original broadcast. From Babe Ruth's called shot in the 1932 World Series to the U.S. women's 1999 World Cup soccer victory, Garner's collection is a diverse sampling of the century's most significant sporting moments. The book itself benefits from a generous dose of outstanding photographs. The CD set is at once more compelling and more uneven than the text and photos. Some of the events--such as the showdown between Magic Johnson's Michigan State and Larry Bird's Indiana State in the 1979 NCAA basketball finals--were historically important but didn't have any defining, dramatic moments for a sportscaster to sink his teeth into. The best selections combine passionate announcing--Russ Hodges screaming, "The Giants win the pennant!" after Bobby Thomson's homer lifted the Giants over the Dodgers in 1951-- with an improbable outcome--like Billy Mills's miraculous run to victory in the 1964 Olympic 10,000 meters--to create a familiar tingle down the spine. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Sports -- History.
Radio broadcasting of sports -- United States.
Television broadcasting of sports -- United States.
Publisher Naperville, IL :Sourcebooks,1999
Contributors Costas, Bob.
Language English
Description xi, 179 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm + 2 audio discs (4 3/4 in.)
ISBN 1570714606 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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