This Copyrighted Broadcast

Greenwald, Hank

Published by Woodford Publishing, 1999
ISBN 10: 0942627458 / ISBN 13: 9780942627459
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Hardcover in excellent condition, with VG+ dust jacket (a few small scuffs, slight edge wear). INSCRIBED BY GREENWALD to the first owner on the title page. 279 pages. Unmarked. [1.4 lbs]. Bookseller Inventory # 35324

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Synopsis: The radio voice of the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants recounts his career as a sportscaster, his experiences as the father of a daughter with Down syndrome, and his travels

Review: "Style, not shtick. Wit, not bombast." That's the way Bob Costas describes longtime San Francisco Giants broadcaster Hank Greenwald's on-air voice in his foreword to Greenwald's acerbically free-wheeling look back at his years in the booth. It's a description that also goes a long way toward characterizing the man and his memoir. Greenwald, now retired from the grind of day-to-day game-calling, was a rarity on the air. He not only knew how to make a game come alive, but also how to liven up the pauses in action with a genuine humor that was funny but not self-serving, self-referential, or worse, self-reverential. Not surprisingly, This Copyrighted Broadcast reflects that balancing act: it's smart in its look at the state of the game, on and particularly off the field (to wit: "If there's one thing owners don't accept, it's blame. They don't have to, they're owners"; "What a shame baseball is so insecure about itself"), it's funny, it's honest (wait till you see what Greenwald has to say about Barry Bonds), it's daring in what it reveals about broadcasting and some of the absurdities of being a ball club's paid mouthpiece--unless you're an institution like Harry Caray, you don't always get to call it like you see it--and it's poignant in its revelations about family, especially concerning Greenwald's remarkable relationship with a daughter who has Down's Syndrome. But mostly, it's a collection of terrific anecdotes from a man who knows how to tells stories, move things along, and amuse with skill and absolute timing. This is, after all, the announcer who, when told by a producer to shorten his sign-on of a game from Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium, looked directly into the camera and bid fans a good evening from Two Rivers Stadium. --Jeff Silverman

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Title: This Copyrighted Broadcast
Publisher: Woodford Publishing
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Greenwald, Hank
Published by Duane Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0942627458 ISBN 13: 9780942627459
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Book Description Duane Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Second printing. SIGNED, without inscription, by Hank Greenwald on the title page. The volume is very lightly bumped on the spine ends. The unclipped dust jacket, protected in a sleeve, is fine. Signed. Seller Inventory # 18111504

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Hank Greenwald; Bob Costas (foreword); Leigh Steinberg (Introduction)
Published by Woodford Press; San Francisco (1999)
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Book Description Woodford Press; San Francisco, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. INSCRIBED Hardcover- burgundy cloth w/ bold intact gilt- in NEAR FINE Condition in VERY GOOD unclipped Dustjacket showing some edgewear. INSCRIBED on title page: "To Bruno, - Happy Fathers Day.- Go Giants!- Hank Greenwald- 6/20/99." Other than author's inscription, INTERIOR PRISTINE: clean, tight, bright, an unread copy. Stated Second Printing, May, 1999. ILLUSTRATED w/ 16 glossy pages of b & w photographs. This book included critical comments about San Francisco Giants executive Larry Baer & the unpleasant behavior of Barry Bonds. After ordering some 500 books to be sold at their Dugout Stores in the Bay Area, the Giants returned them to the publisher, to which Greenwald responded, "Did they have a book-burning?" The relationship thawed over the years but Greenwald never expressed regret over anything he'd written. Hank Greenwald (1935-2018), called "the gentleman humorist," was the beloved longtime voice of the SF Giants and was known for his wit and wisdom. Quite rare in a signed copy. Carefully shipped. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 510219

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