If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Tigers
If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Tigers

If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Tigers

Stories from the Detroit Tigers' Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box
By Mario Impemba, By Mike Isenberg, Foreword by David Dombrowski

If These Walls Could Talk

SPORTS & RECREATION

224 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781600789274

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Triumph Books (Apr 2014)

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Providing a behind-the-scenes look at the personalities and events that have shaped the Detroit Tigers’ recent resurgence, readers will meet the players, coaches, and management and share in their moments of greatness, grief, and quirkiness. Beginning in 2002, when author Mario Impemba arrived in the Tigers’ broadcast booth and when the team had consecutive 100-loss seasons, the book details how, in just three shorts years, team president Dave Dombrowski and manager Jim Leyland led the Tigers to the American League pennant—a feat the Tigers repeated in 2012. Impemba takes readers into the Comerica Park broadcast booth alongside the legendary Ernie Harwell, onto the team plane during the team’s two runs to the World Series, and into the clubhouse as Miguel Cabrera closed in on the 2012 Triple Crown. He shares personal stories about several Tigers stars, including Cabrera, Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder, Curtis Granderson, Ivan Rodriguez, Kenny Rogers, Magglio Ordonez, and more. If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Tigers gives fans a taste of what it’s like to be a part of the Tigers storied history from a perspective unlike any other.

Author Biography

Mario Impemba is the play-by-play voice of the Detroit Tigers on Fox Sports Detroit. The 2014 season will be his 13th with the Tigers after seven years as the radio voice of the Los Angeles Angels. A Detroit native, Impemba was voted the 2011 Michigan Sportscaster of the Year by the membership of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. His work on Tigers games earned him a Michigan Emmy in June 2006 in the "Sports Play-by-Play" category. A 1985 graduate of Michigan State University, Impemba and his wife, Cathy, have two sons, Brett and Daniel, and reside in Macomb Township, Michigan. Mike Isenberg is an Emmy award-winning Coordinating Producer at Fox Sports Detroit. Prior to moving to Michigan, Mike spent nearly 10 years at ESPN in production. He played basketball at Emerson College before starting his career as a sportscaster in Elmira, New York. Mike lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan. David Dombrowski is the current general manager of the Detroit Tigers.

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Mario Impemba discussed If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Tigers Stories from the Detroit Tigers' Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box on The Detroit News.
Mario Impemba discussed If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Tigers Stories from the Detroit Tigers' Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box on Detroit Sports 105.1.
 If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Tigers Stories from the Detroit Tigers' Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box was reviewed on My Fox Detroit.

Press Releases

If These Walls Could Talk:

Detroit Tigers

By Mario Impemba and Mike Isenberg

 

Publicity Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312-676-4256, b.ames@triumphbooks.com

 

Over the past 10 years, the Detroit Tigers organization has reclaimed its status as an MLB power. Accomplishments during the team’s past decade include multiple playoff appearances and two World Series appearances.

 

Presenting a behind-the-scenes look at the franchise, If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Tigers (Triumph Books, April 2014) by FOX Sports Michigan Emmy Award winning Tigers broadcaster Mario Impemba and FSN Detroit Coordinating Producer, Mike Isenberg, readers will find unique stories such as:

 

  • Incredible ups and downs including the title defense of their 2012 American League Pennant and Magglio Ordonez’s three run home run in the ninth inning of Game 4 of the ALCS to help secure a sweep of the series and clinch a World Series birth
  • A testament to the outstanding talent that Detroit possesses in Justin Verlander, and recaps of his defining moments that led to performances Tigers fans will never forget
  • Anecdotes involving some of the franchise’s biggest names including Ivan Rodriguez, Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera and more
  • Impemba’s journey that led him from the minor leagues to his hometown Detroit Tigers

 

Celebrating past success while looking forward to future triumphs, If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Tigers will give fans a taste of what it’s like to be part of the Tigers’ storied history from a unique perspective. No Tigers fan will want to be without this book for what is sure to be another great season in 2014.

 

About the Author:

Mario Impemba is a native of Michigan and has been the television voice of the Detroit Tigers since 2002. Impemba spent eight seasons broadcasting in the minor leagues before landing his first major league job with the California Angels in 1995. He has won an Emmy Award for his work and was named Michigan Sportscaster of the Year in 2011 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Impemba lives with his wife, Cathy, and sons, Brett and Daniel, in Macomb Township, Michigan.

 

Mike Isenberg has won multiple Michigan Emmy Awards in his role as Coordinating Producer at FOX Sports Detroit. He began his career as a sportscaster in New York and Pennsylvania, then spent 10 years at ESPN. Isenberg lives in Michigan with his two children, Zachary and Alexandra.

 

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