A Fan's Case for Baseball Bob Costas
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Paperback | Broadway | Sports & Recreation | 0-7679-0466-4 | April 2001 | $12.95

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About the Author

BOB COSTAS has won the Emmy Award as Outstanding Sports Broadcaster eight times and has been named National Sportscaster of the Year by his peers seven times. He has also received Emmy Awards for his writing, interviewing, and reporting. His coverage of major sports events includes the World Series, the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, and the Olympics. In addition to his sports broadcasting, Costas hosted the Emmy Award-winning interview show LATER... WITH BOB COSTAS on NBC. He will be hosting a new sports journalism program on HBO beginning in February 2001. A native New Yorker, Costas now lives in St. Louis.

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WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT BOB COSTAS

"The most admired sportscaster in America."
-- Newsweek

"Costas is that rare hybrid in sportscasting with converging wit, erudition and superb communication skills."
-- Los Angeles Times

"Costas comes out of a tradition of gentle baseball eloquence."
-- New York Times

"He is as good a pure broadcaster as I've ever seen."
-- Charlie Rose

"Intelligent, witty, good-natured, he is the very antithesis of the shills who dominate most sports programming."
-- People

"With his unique ability to weave intellect into a typically anti-intellectual medium, he's the best in the business."
-- P.O.V.

"Bob Costas is the most beloved sports broadcaster of his generation."
-- Vanity Fair

"Costas is Amadeus: He knows where all the keys are...[He's] the best at what he does on the planet."
-- Dennis Miller

"He grew up in love with the lore of baseball, and now he has become...a part of that lore himself."
-- Men's Journal

"[His] polymathic frontal lobe holds more information than some CD-ROMs... [he's] a TV-weaned Walter Cronkite for the Gen-X audience."
-- Entertainment Weekly

"He may very well, in the general area of sports broadcasting, be the best ever."
-- Frank Deford


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