Of Mikes and Men
Of Mikes and Men

Of Mikes and Men

A Lifetime of Braves Baseball
By Pete Van Wieren, By Jack Wilkinson


224 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

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

ISBN 9781600788222

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2013)

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The voice of the Atlanta Braves tells all
The extraordinary life of an Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame broadcaster is shared in this firsthand account of the highs and lows of Major League Baseball. Pete Van Wieren’s legacy began in 1976, when he and a young Skip Caray were hired to call Atlanta Braves games. During the next three decades, "the Professor" and Caray became the voices of a team known nationwide as America's Team courtesy of Ted Turner's SuperStation TBS. In this heartfelt autobiography, Van Wieren shares his memories of thrilling moments in Braves history, such as the 1995 season when the Braves won the world championship; the pitching mastery of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz; the heartbreak of the 1996 World Series loss to the Yankees; and Atlanta's unprecedented run of 14 consecutive division titles.

Author Biography

Pete Van Wieren is a retired sportscaster best known for serving 33 of his 43 career years as the Major League Baseball play-by-play voice of the Atlanta Braves. He is an 11-time winner of the Georgia Sportscaster of the Year Award and an inductee of the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame. He lives in Alpharetta, Georgia. Jack Wilkinson has been writing about sports since 1973 for newspapers in Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, and New York and is a three-time Georgia Sportswriter of the Year. He is an official scorer for the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. He is the author of 100 Things Braves Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, Focused on the Top: Georgia Tech's Championship Story, and Game of My Life: Atlanta Braves. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


Of Mikes and Men was reviewed in the Utica Observer-Dispatch. They say, "A lifetime in Braves baseball couldn't have been told in a more factual and entertaining style than what Pete Van Wieren accomplished in Of  Mikes And Men. The details are worth rushing out to purchase a copy for safe keeping."

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