From the exchange Paperback edition.
From the exchange Paperback edition.
By Mike Piazza,Lonnie Wheeler
Mike was once groomed for baseball luck via his bold, self-made father in Pennsylvania, a vintage father-son American-dream tale. With the Dodgers, Piazza confirmed himself as baseball’s preferable offensive catcher; however the workforce by no means appeared keen to acknowledge him because the franchise participant he used to be. He joined the Mets and led them to the memorable 2000 international sequence with their cross-town competitors, the Yankees. Mike tells the tale in the back of his dramatic disagreement with Roger Clemens in that sequence. He addresses the steroid controversy that hovered round him and significant League Baseball in the course of his time and offers worthwhile standpoint at the topic. Mike additionally addresses the rumors of being homosexual and describes the fun of his game-winning domestic run on September 21, 2001, the 1st baseball (generic term) performed in big apple after the Sep 11 tragedy. alongside the way in which, he tells exceptional tales approximately teammates and opponents that baseball lovers will consume.
Long Shot is written with perception, candor, humor, and grace. It’s impressive and encouraging, one of many nice activities autobiographies.
By Derek Jeter,Paul Mantell
As a tender boy, Derek Jeter goals of being the shortstop for the hot York Yankees. He even imagines himself on the planet sequence. So while Derek is selected for the Little League Tigers, he hopes to play shortstop. yet at the day of the assignments, Derek begins at moment base. nonetheless, he attempts his top whereas he needs and goals of that shortstop spot. And to assist him remain inquisitive about tuition, his mom and dad make him a freelance: sustain the grades or no baseball. Derek makes certain he consistently performs his top game—on and rancid the baseball field!
Derek Jeter has performed significant League Baseball for the recent York Yankees for twenty seasons and is a five-time global sequence Champion. he's a real legend in expert activities and a job version for kids either at the box and during his flip 2 Foundation.
Inspired through Derek Jeter’s adolescence, The Contract is the 1st ebook in Derek Jeter’s heart grade baseball sequence, a major a part of the Jeter Publishing software, so that it will surround grownup nonfiction titles, children’s photo books, center grade fiction, Ready-to-Read children’s books, and children’s nonfiction. For extra approximately Jeter Publishing stopover at JeterPublishing.com.
By Lang Whitaker
The variety of gamers who’ve hit the sector for Cox is astonishing—and this e-book features a record. From David Justice to Greg Maddux to Chipper Jones to Jason Heyward, Cox controlled all kinds of participant, and commonly received the main out of every one. He did it with persistence, endurance, and religion. He did it through adapting, speaking, and, extra usually than the other supervisor, getting himself ejected. Whitaker didn’t imagine a lot of it in the beginning, yet, because the years rolled via, he discovered he’d realized a minimum of as a lot from Cox as gamers comparable to Andruw Jones had.
In the culture of Frederick Exley’s 1968 vintage, A Fan’s Notes, and Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch, sports commentator, editor, columnist, and blogger Lang Whitaker weaves memoir along with his obsessive super-fandom, offering definitely the right mix of activities, humor, and perception for Braves fanatics and for everybody who enjoys America’s favourite pastime.
By Jose Canseco
Now, steroids are again within the headlines. Record-breaking athletes are falling from grace, and the notorious Mitchell record proven the names of significant leaguers who've certainly used steroids whereas others stay less than research. the answer's transparent: Jose Canseco advised the reality. And why would not he? He begun all of it.
ultimately, in Vindicated, Canseco selections up the place Juiced left off, revealing info much more stunning than in his debatable first booklet. He spills never-before-implicated names -- arguably the most important within the online game of baseball -- and explores the secret of 1 celebrated participant approximately whom key info was once unexpectedly excised from Juiced on the final minute. He talks candidly approximately what the Mitchell document did -- and did not -- get correct, why steroid use grew to become so rampant, and the way his lifestyles has replaced because he tore the lid off Pandora's field.
Lest there be any doubt approximately theveracity of his claims, Canseco subjected himself to 3 lie detector checks, one among which used to be carried out through a former FBI unique agent and most sensible polygraph examiner who investigated the Unabomber, Whitewater, the Oklahoma urban bombing, and the 1993 bombing of the area alternate middle.
Transcripts of these taped interviews also are integrated during this straight-talking exam of the present nation of baseball.
This time, he isn't simply out to transparent his identify. he is out to wash up the game.
By David Ortiz
By Steve Williams
By Nick Peters