And the Fans Roared: Recapture the Excitement of Great Moments in Sports

And the Fans Roared: Recapture the Excitement of Great Moments in Sports

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Overview

Featuring the riveting stories that bring you back to the moment, acclaimed sports photographs and two audio CDs narrated by award-winning sports journalist Bob Costas, And the Fans Roared delivers more than forty of the most spine-tingling sports moments ever broadcast.

Joe Garner's bestselling book And the Crowd Goes Wild left sports fans clamoring for more of the thrilling events that brought themto the edge of their seats. And the Fans Roared delivers.

In gripping style, And the Fans Roared highlights announcers' surprised, amazed, and awestruck calls from every major sports arena—from baseball, football, basketball and the Olympics, to hockey, auto and horse racing, tennis, boxing, cycling and golf.

Accompanying this book, the two audio CDs highlight the exciting moments that brought us to our feet, when heroes reached for the stars, announcers reached for the words to describe them...and the fans roared!

About the Authors:

Joe Garner is the New York Times bestselling author of And the Crowd Goes Wild and We Interrupt this Broadcast and is a 20-year veteran of the radio business. His expertise on the media's coverage of major sporting and news events has been featured on Larry King Live, Weekend Today, CNN, CBS Up-to-the-Minute and more than 1500 radio programs nationwide. Garner's books were also bestsellers in the Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today.

Bob Costas has won twelve Emmy awards—eight as outstanding sports broadcaster, two for writing, one for his late-night interview show Later...with Bob Costas and one for his play-by-play broadcast of the 1997 World Series. He has been named "National Sportscaster of the Year" seven times by his peers. Costas also provided the narration for Joe Garner's bestselling And the Crowd Goes Wild.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402200304
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Edition description: BOOK & CD
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Joe Garner is the New York Times bestselling author of And The Crowd Goes Wild and We Interrupt This Broadcast and is a 20-year veteran of the radio business. His expertise on the media's coverage of major sporting and news events has been featured on Larry King Live, Weekend Today, CNN, CBS Up-to-the-Minute and more than 1,500 radio programs nationwide. Garner's books were also bestsellers in the Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly and USA Today.

Bob Costas has won twelve Emmy awards—eight as outstanding sports broadcaster, two for writing, one for his late-night interview show Later...with Bob Costas and one for his play-by-play broadcast of the 1997 World Series. He has been named "National Sportscaster of the Year" seven times by his peers. Costas also provided the narration for Joe Garner's bestselling And The Crowd Goes Wild.

Read an Excerpt

Hyperbole. The lifeblood of sports broadcasting. ESPN-type channels and their insatiable need for dramatic footage magnify every play, exaggerate every action. Announcers preparing for a record-breaking affair practice their calls ahead of time, based on what might happen. So much for spontaneity.

From hundreds of thousands of games across the athletic spectrum, Garner has separated the wheat from the chaff in And the Fans Roared, his follow-up to And the Crowd Goes Wild. Like the original, this book comes with two CDs, narrated by Costas, which contain the original calls of such memorable events as Babe Ruth's farewell, George Foreman's victory over Joe Frazier, and Reggie Jackson's three consecutive homers in the 1977 World Series, and Tiger Woods demolition of the U.S. Open just a few months ago.

Baseball, football, and basketball lend themselves well to this audio format. Others sports, such as tennis, ice skating, and gymnastics, do not. Taken together with the text, however, they all come together neatly.

Certain milestones included in And the Fans Roared, though no less historic, make for less drama than others. Cal Ripken, Jr., took thirteen years to break Lou Gehrig's "iron man" record. Pete Rose played over two decades on his way to wrest the all-time hit crown away from Ty Cobb.

Other moments happen as fast as a heartbeat and can put an ordinary player on par with the games' immortals: With one swing of the bat, Joe Carter led the Toronto Blue Jays to a world's championship in 1993. On the other hand, Bill Buckner will forever be remembered for his error which allowed the Mets to return from the dead in Game Six of the 1986 Series. Jim O'Brien, born with serious physical deformities, overcame his afflictions and kicked the longest field goal in NFL history.

Sports have often been spoken of in terms of life and death, but truer words were never spoken during the 1989 World Series between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, which was interrupted by a major earthquake. The routine banter in the broadcast booth belied the very real danger, which delayed the games for ten days while the Bay Area tried to right itself.

Magic Johnson's biggest fight, against the HIV virus, was put on the back burner as he returned for one last hurrah, taking to the court, and earning MVP honors, in the 1992 NBA All-Star Game.

Not every event in sports carries the same weight, but they are all important in their own right and all enjoyable to relive.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Foreword by George Foreman

April 15, 1947 -- Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball
April 27, 1947 -- Babe Ruth Says Good-bye
June 12, 1948 -- Citation Wins Triple Crown
September 29, 1954 -- Willie Mays Makes "The Catch"
June 26, 1959 - March 13, 1961 -- Patterson vs. Johansson: A Classic Boxing Rivalry
October 25, 1964 -- Jim Marshall Runs the Wrong Way
September 8, 1969 -- Rod Laver Wins Grand Slam
May 10, 1970 -- Bobby Orr Goal Wins Stanley Cup
November 8, 1970 -- Tom Dempsey Kicks 63-Yard Field Goal
January 17, 1971 -- Jim O'Brien Field Goal Wins Super Bowl
November 25, 1971 -- Oklahoma vs. Nebraska: College Football's Game of the Century
September 28, 1972 -- Paul Henderson Goal Wins Summit Series
January 22, 1973 -- Down Goes Frazier!: George Foreman Beats Joe Frazier
December 16, 1973 -- O. J. Simpson Tops 2,000 Yards
January 19, 1974 -- Notre Dame Ends UCLA's Winning Streak at 88
June 4, 1976 -- Boston Celtics Beat Phoenix Suns in Triple OT
October 18, 1977 -- Reggie Jackson Hits Three Consecutive World Series Homers
June 10, 1978 -- Affirmed Wins Triple Crown
February 23, 1980 -- Eric Heiden Dominates 1980 Winter Olympics
February 16, 1984 -- Bill Johnson Skis to Olympic Downhill Victory
April 5, 1984 -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Breaks NBA Scoring Record
August 3, 1984 -- Mary Lou Retton Vaults to Olympic Gold
October 7, 1984 -- Walter Payton Breaks Career Rushing Record
September 11, 1985 -- Pete Rose Smacks Hit No. 4,192
October 14, 1985 -- Ozzie Smith Home Run Wins Game 5
October 25, 1986 -- Bill Buckner's Unforgettable Error
September 29, 1988 -- Florence Griffith Joyner Becomes World's Fastest Woman
January 22, 1989 -- Joe Montana Leads Super Bowl-Winning Drive
May 7, 1989 -- "The Shot": Michael Jordan Beats Cleveland
July 23, 1989 -- Greg LeMond Wins Tour de France
October 17, 1989 -- Earthquake Rocks 1989 World Series
February 9, 1992 -- Magic Johnson Returns to Capture All-Star Game MVP Title
March 28, 1992 -- Duke Beats Kentucky on Christian Laettner Buzzer-Beater
May 24, 1992 -- Al Unser Jr. Wins 1992 Indianapolis 500
January 3, 1993 -- Buffalo Bills Make Football's Greatest Comeback
October 23, 1993 -- Joe Carter Homer Wins 1993 World Series
February 24, 1994 -- Kerrigan vs. Harding: Soap Opera on Ice
September 6, 1995 -- Cal Ripken Sets Consecutive Games Streak
July 29 & August 1, 1996 -- Michael Johnson Wins 200 and 400 Gold in Atlanta
June 28, 1997 -- Mike Tyson Bites Evander Holyfield
September 26, 1999 -- Justin Leonard Putt Seals U.S. Ryder Cup Comeback
January 8, 2000 -- Music City Miracle: Tennessee Titans' Miraculous Kick Return
June 18, 2000 -- Tiger Woods Wins U.S. Open

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