A home run for baseball fans ... These firsthand accounts bring to life dugouts and locker rooms, sharing the perspectives of some of the greatest to ever grace the ballfield ... knocks it out of the park for anyone interested in compelling anecdotes from baseball’s Hall of Famers.
There are wonderful old photos of the players and those they are talking about. This will be a welcome addition to the library of any baseball fan, especially those who love the history of the game. Whispers of the Gods is definitely a home run.
I’m not going to delve too deeply into the stories that are ultimately shared here – you’ll have to buy the book for that – but it’s worth noting that to a man, all of these players carry deep-seated and powerful memories about their time in the big leagues, however long or successful that time might have been ... Oral histories like Whispers of the Gods are engaging reads for those of us who seek to connect our fandom of the now with the deeds of the past. Baseball history is a long and tangled thread – sometimes frayed, sometimes knotted, but never broken. One can draw a line from the earliest days of professional baseball to today – something that can be said about relatively few institutions.
... an oral history of some of the most fascinating players of that era. These extraordinary interviews read casually but are by no means are casual—they are so much more. They tell a great account of what baseball was during this era and give readers an intimate look at the players’ personal and professional lives. Together, the interviews paint a vivid picture that is hard to recreate and is real a treasure to behold. Told from the players’ perspectives, this well-written history is outstanding from the first page to the last. It includes archival photographs of players like Babe Ruth and Marty Marion, which complement their colorful stories both on and off the mound ... Anyone who has love for the game of baseball will enjoy this remarkable book. A must-read for all baseball fans, casuals and diehards alike.
... fascinating ... Equally engrossing are the rags-to-riches tales of such players as late Hall of Famer Roy Campanella, who rose from his impoverished childhood to become 'one of the greatest catchers in the history of the game.' Sports fans will be captivated.