Baseball As I Have Known It

Baseball As I Have Known It

Fred Lieb / Aug 22, 2019

Baseball As I Have Known It Fred Lieb who covered his first ballgame in continued on to prowl pressboxes across the land for nearly seven decades His Baseball as I Have Known It is aptly titled over a long and distinguis

  • Title: Baseball As I Have Known It
  • Author: Fred Lieb
  • ISBN: 9780441048151
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fred Lieb, who covered his first ballgame in 1911, continued on to prowl pressboxes across the land for nearly seven decades His Baseball as I Have Known It, is aptly titled over a long and distinguished career, he knew just about everyone worth knowing in the game, and saw pretty much everything worth seeing His recollections of the 1919 Black Sox, the Yankee dynastiesFred Lieb, who covered his first ballgame in 1911, continued on to prowl pressboxes across the land for nearly seven decades His Baseball as I Have Known It, is aptly titled over a long and distinguished career, he knew just about everyone worth knowing in the game, and saw pretty much everything worth seeing His recollections of the 1919 Black Sox, the Yankee dynasties of the 20s and 30s, and his affectionate reminiscences of Christy Mathewson and Lou Gehrig make Baseball as I Have Known It particularly worth knowing, too.

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    About "Fred Lieb"

      • Fred Lieb

        Fred Lieb was an American sportswriter and baseball historian In 1977, when he was 89 years old, Lieb published his memoirs, which documented his nearly 70 years as a baseball reporter Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lieb died at age 92 in Houston, Texas.


    340 Comments

    1. In terms of historical accuracy, it has some flaws--fact-checking someone's memory wasn't what it was today in the '70s. However, if you ever want to know "what it was like" back in the early days of baseball, this book has the feel of the author being in the room, speaking directly to you about things he did and saw, most of which was nearly a century ago or more. It's a masterful, valuable memoir that any casual fan of the game's history should read.


    2. One of the most enjoyable books on the history of baseball I've read. The author experienced first hand baseball history as far back as the Black Sox and all the way through the late 1970's. If you're a fan of baseball history, see if you can find this title.


    3. Great old baseball stories. Dwelled a little long on some of his personal stories. I.e the Ty Cobb 400 controversy. Also, some of his observations are dated.



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