Bob Broeg: Memories of a Hall of Fame Sportswriter by Bob Broeg

By Bob Broeg

In his autobiography, Bob Broeg's anecdotes and revelations contain tales approximately gamers, managers, vendors, video games, seasons, personalities, writers and Broeg himself, fill the publication and the reader's center.

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In my home area, folks gathered outside Art Meyer's filling station through the night as the radio boomed out messages describing the plucky pilot's flight. Fewer than 34 hours later, fighting sleep and having only eaten a sandwich and a half, "we" landed in LeBourget Field near Paris. "We," of course, was the modest flyer's reference to himself and to his silver monoplane, the "Spirit of St. S. cruiser, the cities of New York and Washington had huge ticker-tape parades. A gala reception was also planned in St.

Alex was never one for conditioning. In 1925, while pitching for the Cubs, then managed by his old batterymate Reindeer Bill Killeferand this is Tom Sheehan's storyAlexander once overdid his liquid preparation and wove into the Wrigley Field clubhouse, humming on a day he was supposed to pitch against Sheehan, then with Pittsburgh. First, Killefer hid out of anger. Next, he raced into the clubhouse rest room, where Alex was seated happily. " Sheehan tells the rest of the story: "It's a cold day," said Sheehan, "and I warm up early.

Bush was a swarthy, long-sideburned man who looked like a riverboat gambler. When the Cubbies engulfed Bush nine innings after the game, obviously celebrating a "no-hitter," agitation and yells Page 25 from the pressbox prompted the Cubs to look up. Miffed Chicago writers held up one finger, indicating a hit. Angry Chicago players rushed the backstop screen. Catcher Gabby Hartnett even tried to climb it. Modern scoreboards communicate a plethora of information and even include instant replaywhich umpires don't always like.

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