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The Real McKay: My Wide World of Sports

McKay, Jim

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ISBN 10: 0525944184 / ISBN 13: 9780525944188
Published by Dutton Adult, U.S.A., 1998
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Real McKay: My Wide World of Sports

Publisher: Dutton Adult, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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For his fifty years in sports, many of those spent as chief anchorman of ABC-TV's "Wide World of Sports," Jim McKay has been the face and voice, the heart and soul of sports in American television. For many, he is best known for his coverage of eleven Olympics, most memorably for his anchoring during the tragic events at the Munich Olympics of 1972. During the hours from the taking of Israeli hostages by terrorists to the horrifying death of these athletes, Jim McKay remained a voice of reason and calm. Watched by millions over the years, Jim McKay proved his skill and talent covering the Triple Crown horse races, the greatest golf championships, and other sports of all stripes and wild colors. He was the first television sports person to win an Emmy (he's won thirteen in his lifetime). Last fall in Baltimore he threw out the first ball at an Orioles-Indian American League championship game. Throughout his career, Jim McKay has always displayed his trademark warmth and humor. This warm and absorbing memoir gives the reader not only a fascinating look at one man's view of sports, but of the integrity of the man himself.
* Jim McKay's recognition factor with the public is huge.
* Foreward by Peter Jennings
* This is an ideal Father's Day gift.
* Jim McKay is a man who represents the values American families believe in.


Decades before the term "extreme sports" was born, Jim McKay was introducing the world to sports like cliff diving, big wave surfing, and barefoot water-skiing. For nearly 55 years, the ubiquitous McKay was the host of ABC's Wide World of Sports. As the Saturday afternoon master of ceremonies, McKay was always adept at pointing out the wealth of human achievement as well as the "agonies of defeat." His autobiography details many of the more memorable moments in a lifetime of sports.

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