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Professional Baseball - The First 100 Years

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Audio CD
Packaging: Slim Jewel Case with cover image

Narrated by James Stewart / Curt Gowdy

Official Centennial
What is it that baseball has always had that Americans have always wanted? To make a game your national pastime, it's got to have a lot more than just hits, runs and errors. A philosopher once wrote, "Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball." No other sport... only baseball... could have captured our hearts and our minds for the springs and summers of a hundred seasons. Our every emotion is touched by it.

As you listen to this record and re-live the great moments of 100 years of baseball, your memory will come alive with things you haven't thought about for years. Flashbacks of your youth - the kids you grew up with - warm, lazy summer afternoons - your favorite glove - your first big league game - the laughter of growing up.

You will remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when Bobby Thomson hit the "shot heard 'round the world" - or when Don Larsen pitched the only World Series perfect game - or when you first heard the emotional farewells of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth.

As your memory races back and forth, you will realize just how much baseball is a part of your life. Your emotions will testify that baseball is more than just a game. It is the heart and mind of America.

Such was baseball's role in the past. But that was another time, almost another world. The future presents new and challenging opportunities. The sport stands ready to meet them boldly and with a sense of the time in which we live. If anything, baseball's major contributions to the American scene may be just beginning.