All New  Baseball historian and award-winning sports author Norman Macht brings you 47 never-before-released player interviews.

Timeless  From the field to the dugout to the clubhouse, entertaining stories, treasured memories, and surprising revelations will have you hanging on to every word.

Intimate and Engaging  Join Macht as a guest in players' homes, as they candidly share their memories from when they played the game.

Not all of baseball's best stories are told by its biggest stars, especially when the stories are about those stars. Many of the storytellers you'll meet in They Played the Game are unknown to today's fans: the Red Sox's Charlie Wagner talks about what it was like to be Ted Williams's roommate in Williams's rookie year; the Dodgers' John Roseboro recounts his strategy when catching for Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax; former Yankee Mark Koenig recalls batting ahead of Babe Ruth in the lineup, and sometimes staying out too late with him; John Francis Daley talks about batting against Walter Johnson; Carmen Hill describes pitching against Babe Ruth in the 1927 World Series.

Hardcover: 328 pages
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (March 2019)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4962-0550-6