By Chipper Jones
prior to Chipper Jones turned an eight-time All-Star who accumulated corridor of Fame–worthy information in the course of a nineteen-year occupation with the Atlanta Braves, he was once only a state child from small city Pierson, Florida. a child who grew up taking part in baseball within the yard together with his dad dreaming that someday he’d be an important league ballplayer.
together with his trademark candor and fabulous remember, Chipper Jones tells the tale of his upward push to the MLB ranks and what it took to stick with one association his complete profession in an period of booming unfastened enterprise. His trip starts off with studying the paintings of switch-hitting and takes to the air after the Braves make him the number 1 total choose within the 1990 draft, environment him on target to develop into the linchpin in their lineup on the top in their fourteen-straight division-title run.
Ballplayer takes readers into the clubhouse of the Braves’ notable dynasty, from the climax of the area sequence championship in 1995 to the last-gasp department win by means of the 2005 “Baby Braves”; all of the whereas sharing pitch-by-pitch dissections of clashes on the plate with many of the all-time nice starters, akin to Clemens and Johnson, in addition to closers comparable to Wagner and Papelbon. He delves into his relationships with Bobby Cox and his well-known Braves brothers—Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz, between them—and competitors from Cal Ripken Jr. to Barry Bonds. The nationwide League MVP additionally opens up approximately his in a single day upward push to superstardom and the private pitfalls that got here with repute; his lively contention with the recent York Mets; his reflections on baseball within the glossy era—outrageous cash, steroids, and all—and his detailed final season in 2012.
Ballplayer immerses us within the better of baseball, as though we’re sitting subsequent to Chipper within the dugout on an never-ending spring day.
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