Milo Hamilton, Gene Elston: a lesson for us all

Posted September 28th, 2015 by Tom Owens and filed in Uncategorized

hamiltonTwo fabled former announcers died this month. 

Had you written to them?

“What could they autograph? I collect cards and photos.”

Did they ever write a book? That book cover image is something that will forever get an author’s heart fluttering. (Trust me. Been there. Done that.)

Make yourself a photo/custom/etc. Show them you know the book exists. They may think that you’ll be a future reader. A future notch on their royalty statement.

If you want to test-drive a book, go to your public library. It’s called Inter Library Loan. Your library can borrow from any other library in the country. You’re sure to get the book for the normal check-out time. My branch charges only $1.25 (to cover postage).

I was told by a noted author that famous announcers have been much more supportive in his requests for interviews and information than writer/reporters.

Try baseball’s voices (while you can). See if you agree.

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