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Smith, Curt (1015761)
Smith, Curt (1015761)

Curt Smith

CURT SMITH is widely regarded as America's foremost sports broadcasting historian. His previous books include What Baseball Means to Me; Voices of the Game; and Storied Stadiums, which is available from Carroll & Graf. He wrote two State of the Union addresses as a speechwriter for President George H. W. Bush and is now a senior lecturer in English at the University of Rochester.

Voices of Summer

by Curt Smith

Russ Hodges's frantic pronouncement at Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World": "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!" and Jack Buck's incredulous remark after Kirk Gibson's heroic home run in the 1988 World Series: "I don't believe what I just saw ...

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