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Billy Mac, author of My Oh My: The Dave Niehaus Story

Dave Niehaus –baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster and one of the most revered sports figures in Pacific Northwest, is celebrated in this new biography. Edited by recently deceased columnist, radio host and sports historian J Michael Kenyon, with forewards by Rick Rizzs and Kevin Cremin, the book tells Niehaus’ life story in nine innings, each representing a chapter in his life. Niehaus was the one person universally loved by everyone associated with Mariner baseball and My Oh My: The Dave Niehaus Story was recently released at the start of the 40th anniversary of the first Seattle Mariners’ season and Niehaus’ calling of their games.
The book takes the reader through Dave’s years as a young boy in Princeton, Indiana listening to baseball games in his living room on an old Zenith radio; his college years and early broadcasting
career at Indiana University; stints with Armed Forces Radio and Television Services, the California Angels and Seattle Mariners; to his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame and his passing in 2010.
Interspersed throughout the book are stories of his family life with his wife and their three children. 

Billy Mac, a friend of Dave Niehaus, grew up in New Orleans and was graduated from Tulane University. He is a life-long singer/songwriter. As a season-ticket holder for two decades, he was privileged to have been acquainted through the years with many Mariner coaches, players, front office personnel, and baseball writers and broadcasters. He is a member of the Seattle Mariners RBI Club, a group of civic and business leaders who have supported the team tirelessly since 1979. Billy and his wife, Grammy®-nominated singer Merrilee Rush, live on a small farm east of Seattle.

 

 

 

Please join us in welcoming Billy to Inklings for a reading and signing!

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
5629 Summitview Ave
Yakima, WA 98908