Life from the Press Box

Life From The Press Box: Forty years with the Mustache Gang, O.J., John Madden, The Big Unit, Sweet Lou, Junior Griffey and Ichiro…

by Jim Street



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/6/2014

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781491745373
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781491745366
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781491745380

About the Book

Jim Street learned early in his career that fairness and accuracy were two of the most important words of his profession. From the beginning to the end of his forty-year career as a sportswriter covering major league baseball and professional football on the West Coast, Street strived to listen to both sides of each story and print the truth.

Street chronicles his intriguing sportswriting career beginning in high school when he discovered his passion for writing while covering beats for the local newspaper, the Butte Valley Star. As he moves through his career, Street details his experiences working alongside iconic athletes and coaches that included O.J. Simpson, Randy Johnson, Joe Montana, Bill Walsh, John Madden, and Ichiro Suzuki while sharing fascinating insight into what it was like to cover the Oakland Athletics’ famed Mustache Gang in 1972 featuring future Hall of Fame legends Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, and Rollie Fingers, several World Series and All-Star games, the first World Baseball Classic, two Super Bowls, four Rose Bowls, the Kentucky Derby, and the men’s and women’s US Open golf tournaments.

Life from the Press Box shares memories from the forty-year career of a former beat reporter and long-time baseball writer who played a significant role during a bygone era.

About the Author

Jim Street earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from San Jose State. He was a sportswriter for forty years, covering the Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, and Seattle Mariners. Now retired, Jim and his wife, Becky, have three children and two grandchildren and live in Seattle.