Stubble scruffed up their chins. Tobacco wads ballooned their cheeks. The 1993 Philadelphia Phillies had the look of a slow-pitch softball team itching to kick some serious butt. They did kick butt, too, on and off the field. aThey lived the life of professional baseball players as fully as it can be done, a manager Jim Fregosi said. Though they werenat a photogenic bunch, their mugs were everywhere, on Baseball Today, on David Letterman, and on Saturday Night Live. Even President Clinton quipped about them. The newly revised edition of Robert Gordonas and Tom Burgoyneas More Than Beards, Bellies, and Biceps: The Story of the 1993 Phillies tells the complete story of this gang of baseball throwbacks that quickly seduced the hometown fans. By seasonas end they had won over the rest of the country, too. Americaas Most Wanted Team became Americaas Team in a heart-thumping World Series against Toronto. The a93 Phils drew more spectators than any other Philadelphia franchise in the cityas century-and-a-quarter of professional sports. More Than Beards, Bellies, and Biceps offers the story of a team that burned the candle at both ends and lit up a city like a firecracker.The Story of the 1993 Phillies (And the Phillie Phanatic Too) Bob Gordon, Tom Burgoyne ... high;a beaming Charlie Manual thrusting theWorld Series trophy into a nightsky filledwith chantsof aCharlie, Charlie, ... Ah yes, the gloriousparadeaa convoy of 18wheelers bearing acargo of local heroes rolling downBroad Streetanbsp;...
|Title||:||More than Beards, Bellies and Biceps|
|Author||:||Bob Gordon, Tom Burgoyne|
|Publisher||:||Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. - 2013-12-13|