From the host, to the set, to the guests, to the stories amassed over more than thirty-two years on the air, Down on the Korner takes the reader behind the scenes. Authors Mark Rosenman and Howie Karpin gather insight from baseball greats like Ed Charles, Ron Darling, Pete Falcone, Doc” Gooden, Keith Hernandez, Tim Harkness, Ron Hunt, Howard Johnson, Darryl Strawberry, Bobby Valentine, and many more. People who worked behind the scenes provide memorable moments of their ownlike the time producer Jack Simon joined Jerry Koosman to play a practical joke on Hall of Famer and legendary Met Tom Seaver.
Throughout his career as a player and broadcaster, Ralph Kiner was adored by millions of fans. His postgame show only strengthened that bond. Down on the Korner will give readers a wonderful ride down sports’ memory lanean enjoyable journey for any baseball enthusiast.
Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sportsbooks about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.
Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
|Sold by:||SIMON & SCHUSTER|
|File size:||4 MB|
|Age Range:||12 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Howie Karpin has been a sports reporter for more than thirty years and has covered everything from the World Series to the Stanley Cup finals. He is an accredited official scorer for Major League Baseball in New York and is a contributor to Mad Dog Sports Radio, MLB Radio, and NFL Radio. With Mark Rosenman, he is coauthor of Shoot to Thrill: The History of Hockey’s Shootout. He lives in the Bronx, New York.
Mark Rosenman has been covering sports in New York for almost forty years. He is currently the host and producer of Sports-Talk-NY on WLIE 540 AM. He is credentialed with the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball and covers the New York Rangers and New York Mets. With Howie Karpin, he is the co-author of Shoot to Thrill and Down on the Korner.
Howie Karpin has been a sports journalist for nearly forty years. He is an accredited official scorer in New York for Major League Baseball, is an on-air update anchor for Sirius XM Sports, and has authored or coauthored eight books, including, with Mark Rosenman, Down on the Korner.
Table of Contents
Foreword Tim McCarver ix
Chapter 1 "The Mets hired me because they looked at my background with the Pirates and saw That I had losing experience." 1
Chapter 2 "I should've sent Ralph back upstairs." 21
Chapter 3 "Jim, do you want to go on with Ralph Kiner?" And he said 'I'm not going on.'" 33
Chapter 4 "We have as our special guests on the show, obviously, it's Gary Cooper." 45
Chapter 5 "What's your wife's name?" 'Mrs. Coleman and she likes me, bub.'" 55
Chapter 6 "Jamie Lee Curtis threw her arms around Kiner and says 'Daddy!'" 137
Chapter 7 "Well, Mayor, congratulations and I'm glad you're a part of this." 141
Chapter 8 "Well, you're not going to root for the Yankees, and the Giants are gone, they are the best National League team in town." 147