WHERE NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME: LIFE IN THE MINOR LEAGUES OF BASEBALL (ANCHOR SPORTS) by John Feinstein

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Baseball is a game that teaches its players (and really zealous fans) to manage failure. The top hitters only succeed three out of 10 times at bat and pitchers are subject to giving up walk off homers. The best Major League teams will lose around 60 games per season. Feinstein, who is an excellent writer, looks at the minor leagues through the lens of players, managers, even an umpire, who have succeeded in the big leagues only to find themselves back in triple-AAA hanging on to their careers for dear life. It shows how they developed the maturity to face failure and the death of their dreams--much was all of us must face life in the real world.
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Minor league baseball is quintessentially American: small towns, small stadiums, $5 tickets, $2 hot dogs, the never-ending possibility of making it big. But looming above it all is always the real deal: Major League Baseball. John Feinstein takes the reader behind the curtain into the guarded world of the minor leagues, like no other writer can. Where Nobody Knows Your Name explores the trials and travails of the inhabitants of Triple-A, focusing on nine men, including players, managers and umpires, among many colorful characters, living on the cusp of the dream. The book tells the stories of former World Series hero Scott Podsednik, giving it one more shot; Durham Bulls manager Charlie Montoya, shepherding generations across the line; and designated hitter Jon Lindsey, a lifelong minor leaguer, waiting for his day to come. From Raleigh to Pawtucket, from Lehigh Valley to Indianapolis and beyond, this is an intimate and exciting look at life in the minor leagues, where you’re either waiting for the call or just passing through.

Book Specifications
Release date: 2015-03-17
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Anchor
Publication date: 2015-03-17
Label: Anchor
Pages: 384
Edition: Reprint
ASIN: 0307949583
ISBN: 0307949583
Height: 797
Length: 519
Weight: 79
Width: 79
Product Group: Book