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020 9781629377643 :|c$26.95
020 1629377643 :|c$26.95
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100 1 Carew, Rod,|d1945-|eauthor.
245 10 One tough out :|bfighting off life's curveballs /|cRod
Carew, Jaime Aron.
264 1 Chicago, Illinois :|bTriumph Books,|c
300 pages cm
504 Includes bibliographical references.
520 "For 19 seasons, Rod Carew was a maestro in the batter's
box. Uncoiling from his crouched stance, he seemed to
guide the ball wherever he wanted on the way to a whopping
seven batting titles and a spot in the Baseball Hall of
Fame. If only everything in life had been as easy as he
made hitting look. In One Tough Out: Fighting Off Life's
Curveballs, Carew reflects on the highlights, anecdotes,
and friendships from his outstanding career, describing
the abuse, poverty, and racism he overcame to even reach
the majors. In conversational, confessional prose, he
takes readers through the challenges he's conquered in the
second half of his life, from burying his youngest
daughter to surviving several near-fatal bouts with heart
disease. He also details the remarkable reason he's alive
today: the heart transplant he received from Konrad
Reuland, a 29-year-old NFL player he'd met years before.
Carew explains how that astonishing connection was
revealed and the unique bond he and his wife, Rhonda, have
since forged with his donor's family. An important thread
running through this mosaic of Carew's life is his faith.
He illustrates how his mother instilled those beliefs
during their darkest days and how conversations with God
helped him fight off every curveball life has thrown his
way"--|cProvided by publisher.
600 10 Carew, Rod,|d1946-
650 0 Baseball players|zUnited States|vBiography.
700 1 Aron, Jaime,|eauthor.
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