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Title Where nobody knows your name [electronic resource] : life in the minor leagues of baseball / John Feinstein.
Author Feinstein, John.
Publication New York : Doubleday, 2014.
Description 1 online resource
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Call # eBOOK
Summary From the #1 nationally bestselling author of A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink... John Feinstein is one of the most influential sportswriters of the last three decades. In his masterful new book, Where Nobody Knows Your Name, Feinstein delivers a fascinating account of the mysterious proving ground of America's national pastime, pulling back the veil on the minor leagues of baseball. Where Nobody Knows Your Name takes readers inside the gritty, no-frills, high-stakes world of Triple-A baseball, which serves simultaneously as a launching pad for superstar careers and as a crash-landing pad for stars who have fallen. Introducing us to eight men'two pitchers, three position players, two managers, and one umpire'Feinstein tells the riveting stories of those who are on the cusp of greatness . . . and those who have toiled and come so close, just waiting for the call from the big-league teams that will make their dreams a reality. From Raleigh to Lehigh Valley, from Indianapolis to Pawtucket, Feinstein gets to the heart of the human stories in a uniquely compelling way, giving readers an intimate look at a baseball world not normally seen. From the Hardcover edition.
Contents Scott Elarton : starting over -- Podsednik and Montoyo : the walk-off hero and the .400 hitter -- Lindsey, Schwinden, and Lollo : the mayor, the traveler, and the ump -- Slice of life : Rolling with the punches in-- Allentown-- Pawtucket-- Norfolk -- Johnson and Montoyo : managing expectations -- Slice of life : Sent down-- called up-- -- Schwinden and Podsednik : life on the roller coaster -- Slice of life : Wally Backman, second chances -- Slice of life : All roads lead to Norfolk -- Nate McLouth, comeback kid -- Elarton : still one step away -- Slice of life : On the road in pinstripes -- Slice of life : Managing-- Indianapolis -- Schwinden and Lindsey : home sweet home -- Slice of life : Jamie Farr would be proud -- Slice of life : Weekend in Toledo -- Brett Tomko : more than nine lives -- Mark Lollo : traveling the umpiring road -- Slice of life : Managing the highs and lows -- Slice of life : I-75 -- Elarton : pigs (not) in the bigs-- and the ever-present revolving door -- Slice of life : Columbus -- From Montoyo to Longoria : hot summer nights in Durham -- Slice of life : Charlotte -- Podsednik : hot streak -- Ron Johnson : real life gets serious -- Maine and Schwinden : comebacks -- One at-bat in eight years -- Elarton : fighting Father Time -- Voices of the minors -- The endless month -- Slice of life : Syracuse-- Washington-- Columbus-- -- Tomko and Lindsey : it's never over till-- -- Slice of life : Syracuse -- Lollo : a bad call -- March to September -- Lollo and Tomko : ending.
Note Description based on online resource; title from READ title page (Overdrive, viewed Mar. 10, 2014)
Subject SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / General.
Minor league baseball -- United States -- History.
Baseball players.
GAMES / Gambling / Sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Business Aspects.
TRAVEL / Special Interest / Sports.
Baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00828007
Minor league baseball. (OCoLC)fst01023078
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Downloadable e-Books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: 9781306424776
ISBN 9780385535946 (electronic bk.)
0385535945 (electronic bk.)
1306424771 (electronic bk.)
9781306424776 (electronic bk.)

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