• A Game of Extremes

  • 25 Exceptional Baseball Stories About What Happened On and Off the Field
  • By: Roy Lingster
  • Narrated by: Warren Sandwell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

They may be famous, but they’re no less human - the quirks, the drama, and the not so obvious side of baseball.

Even in a sport as legendary as baseball, players are no exception to the roller-coaster ride of life. 

Every single person has their own tale of failure, courage, and success, no matter how big or small - it’s when you put them together that you unearth the ultimate underdog story.

In A Game of Extremes, you will discover 25 stories of the most exceptional baseball players to this day, revealing a more transparent look at the lives of these famous athletes:

  • 10 tons of guacamole and a samurai sword, please: the player who was more known for his quirks than his skill - but no less talented than the rest
  • The beloved pitcher who was the inspiration behind both a movie character and an April Fools' joke that duped the nation
  • The trickster who “stole” first base, forever leaving his mark with the new official rule that followed
  • One player’s six wise rules for staying young and achieving lifelong success - all compiled through experience
  • Baseball on LSD: how one pitcher navigated an entire game high, and even threw a no-hitter
  • The player with all odds against him - think a birthday of Friday the 13th and a death date of April Fools' Day - and how he rose to hold a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame
  • And much more

Don’t let the game fool you - there’s more to baseball than meets the eye.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Roy Lingster (P)2022 Roy Lingster

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A good gift

I gave this to a 12-year-old brother and it seemed to get a very warm reception. A baseball fan through and through, I'm certain he will enjoy it a lot.

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My kind of book!

I loved this! This book was very well structured and full of great baseball stories.

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Awesome!

This book was awesome! The stories included were so interesting. I am super glad I picked up this book, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only will you learn more about baseball but you learn about the stories too. 10/10 listen!

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Amazing resource!

I've always been a fan of baseball and this is such a wonderful listening experience! I love the baseball stories that were shared here, very engaging and perfect for any fan or beginner as it provides information that goes beyond the surface of the sport. The narration was done well with a good pace, making it simple to absorb the content. Highly recommended if you want to know the historical background on baseball and not just about the mechanics. 5 stars!

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Captivating Stories

Coming from someone who's always been intrigued by Baseball, this book has some great insights and I am glad I came across it. Definitely captivating with the 25 stories, brilliant approach! Highly recommend this book. Great job!

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Still America’s favorite pastime

Baseball was my first love. Playing it and watching it was the only thing I wanted to do when I was a kid. These stories take me back to that time when baseball was full of magic and wonder to me. And having the accompanying PDF of the audio book was great for following along and looking back at later.

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Fun stories I never knew

This book was very entertaining! I learned so much about different baseball stories that I never knew! Would defintely recommend!

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Great Listen

What a great listen,this audiobook is full of interesting stories for us baseball fans once you start you can't stop listening would recommend this

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Very interesting stories!

The stories in this audiobook are very inspiring! this was a great read and narration. I highly recommend.

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Great Sporting Stories

I think this is a great gift idea for my husband. I brought it and thought I'd better take a listen and I was hooked. So, if it can make a non-sports listener enjoy it then it's a must for a real baseball sports fan!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-23-22

You’ll like this book

There are chapters on some of the well-known players and their antics: Yogi, of course; Billy Martin, Fred Merkle, and Jackie Mitchell. But the more obscure events or player quirks or lesser-known stories are the best. In particular, I liked the chapters on Dave Bresnahan and Zack Greinke. If you like baseball, if you like baseball history, and if you like the oddball characters who have played the game for over 160 years, you'll like this book.

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  • Manafest
  • 03-22-22

Incredible!

It always blows my mind when I hear stories of people who even though they do drugs or have other crazy things going on they are STILL SUCCESSFUL. Narration was great and easy to listen to while getting captivated by the crazy entertaining stories who ever would have thought were true! Loved it!

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  • Amy
  • 03-11-22

Perfect for baseball fans like my husband!

My husband is a huge baseball fan and he enjoyed this so much! He loves players like Babe Ruth so was very pleased that he was a part of the book as well as many more of the worlds greatest hitters. He loved how much detail the author goes into about these legendary players and their stories. The narrator is also really engaging! The chapters are so well laid out and entertaining. He couldn't recommend this audiobook enough to anyone who is a baseball fan or a fan of sport or history in general!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-22-22

Very Detailed

I love the detailing in all the stories and also liked the narration, will definitely recommend ! A good listen while you travel.

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  • Caroline
  • 02-20-22

I didn't know baseball is this interesting!

My people love baseball. I always just sat on the sidelines and watched them enjoy games and talk for hours about change-ups and battery and whatever other words I couldn't understand. When this book was recommended, I was slow to listen until I started. If someone had introduced baseball to me like this I would have been a fan from long ago. The stories here are so interesting!

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  • Toby
  • 02-20-22

Baseball fans will love this!

I consider myself a baseball fan, but there are so many cool baseball stories I didn't know!

I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook with my son and our buddies in the car on our road trip. There are some really conversation-stirring stories in the book you wouldn't want to miss out on.

It's a fitting present for baseball fans of all ages. Highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-17-22

Very Informative!

This book is great for people who loves baseball. Listening to this book gave wonders about the history of baseball and it was really nice. There are legendary people born to this sport and it became phenomenal for them of to the people around them. Great content and narration, perfect for baseball fans.

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  • Iggy
  • 02-08-22

Great for baseball fans

A collection of stories about everything baseball, personal backstreet, career stories and other interesting details about the legends.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-06-22

Creative and Thoughtful!

The audiobook provides insight into the history of baseball as a ball of legend. Baseball has a rich history with stories of courage, strategies, failures, and different stories of men who took the ball and played to millions which gave courage, some special moments were created by some players showing which players was the best which will be of interest to baseball fans. The audiobook is easy to follow and will interest baseball fans.