A Personal Journey Through the World of Sports

A Personal Journey Through the World of Sports
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Veteran Radio/TV announcer John Rayburn garnered top ratings in broadcasting football, baseball, basketball, hockey and other major events.

He offers personal anecdotes, plus interviews/conversations with many of the brightest stars in the fascinating world of sports at all levels. Behind the scenes looks at the major sports, along with bits of fiction by award-winning writers, are offered with admiring and amusing takes on teams, individuals, coaches, managers and others associated with athletic endeavors.

The great, near-great and never-were are featured in far-reaching aspects of athletics, all offered as evidence of the world-wide popularity of sporting endeavors. He met and interviewed such outstanding baseball personalities as Stan Musial, Ted Williams, Bob Feller, Mickey Mantle, Tris Speaker, Lefty Gomez and Casey Stengel plus Oscar “Big O” Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West and Bob Kurland from basketball, and football luminaries Red Grange, John Elway, Terry Bradshaw, Johnny Unitas, Pete Rozelle and many, many more. Media contacts included Curt Gowdy, Mel Allen, Harry Caray, Al Michaels, and Grantland Rice plus many others.

Opinions and observations expressed here will open new avenues of thought no matter which sport happens to be your favorite whether one of the majors or shooting pool or pitching horseshoes. It’s all there!

About the Author:

JOHN RAYBURN spent part of seven decades as a sports/news anchor on Radio and Television. He did play-by-play of college and pro football, pro baseball, high school, college, AAU and Olympic trials basketball (Including N-I-T and N-C-AA national tournaments), covered PGA golf tournaments, and broadcast college hockey at N-C-A-A national championship levels.

by John Rayburn
Trade Paperback - 6 x 9 x 1
246 Pages INDEXED
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