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"A painful memoir and self-analysis of a young, aspiring baseball player who failed to make the majors" (LJ 5/1/75), this book recounts Jordan's three years playing bush-league ball while trying to develop his skills in hopes of becoming a star. This "well written portrayal of baseball life and business" is for all sports and biography collections.
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Pat Jordan pulls no punches in his description and analysis of himself as a young athlete who fails to live up to his promise. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Virtus Probi
If you played any level of college especially minor league ball, this is a great book...i recognized every story having done it 25 years later. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jeff Hirsch
Heard about this book for years. Great insight into low level minor league baseball. A must read, couldn't put the book down.Published 23 months ago by John G. Galm
I am a bit disappointed because of how this book was hyped. It is very well written and holds nothing back. You have the feel of what it was like to play in the minors in 1960. Read morePublished on April 11, 2013 by honest Abe
I first read this book nearly 40 years ago. It made an impression on me as a writer and as a baseball fan, and it made me a Pat Jordan fan. Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by Barry Sparks
Pat Jordan brings us a unique look into the life of a minor leaguer. Living in small towns, shabby hotels, playing on poorly maintained baseball fields while trying to maintain big... Read morePublished on November 25, 2011 by M. A. Filippelli
Pat Jordan describes how being a baseball pitcher "was the first thing in my life that I could do well and others couldn't. Read morePublished on November 12, 2011 by Sugafoot
If you've ever played a sport at a high level or wished to play a sport at a high level, this will appeal to you. Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by clemente_in_right
During and after reading this book, I kept reflecting back to how I acted and thought when I was 19. Read morePublished on June 3, 2011 by Cloie