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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Triumph Books (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600786537
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600786532
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #406,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[An] interesting read."  —Times-Journal

About the Author

Javy Lopez is a three-time All-Star and the catcher for the Atlanta Braves powerhouse teams of the 1990s, including the squad that won the 1995 World Series. He lives in Suwanee, Georgia. Gary Caruso is a sports journalist, Braves historian, and author of The Braves Encyclopedia and Turner Field: Rarest of Diamonds. He lives in Vista, California.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Johnnie albea on May 24, 2012
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This is really a great book if you are a baseball fan. It is well written and gives you a view of what goes on with the players that we don't get just watching them play. Javy was one of my favorite players and I really enjoyed this book.
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I never knew Javy Lopez wrote a book. He had very impressive stats and is a true gentleman. We had the pleasure of meeting him personally recently at a local music concert in Atlanta. He was very polite, friendly, no ego at all (which so many successful sports stars get). He was just like "everyone else"!! When I heard he wrote a book we just had to have it, to find out if the Javy we met was the same Javy who wrote the book and the Javy who plays baseball? Yep - he's the real deal. Go Javy Lopez!!
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As a diehard Braves fan, it is pretty hard to find a book written by someone from the Braves organization that isn't of interest.
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By Royce Brown on October 16, 2013
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Any Braves fan during this time will enjoy reading Javy's tales of the Braves. No real behind the scenes dirt tho. Javy likes everyone. John Rocker was nice when he wasn't crazy. Wish he had gone farther like Mike Piazza did in his book. Easy read.
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One of the better baseball books I have read. Javy gives a lot of stats for different games and players. He also explains his behavior for not signing before games and how his first marriage went down. I am almost done reading this book and within the first few chapters I was even more enamored with Javy. He is a relatable guy and I love that he puts his heart on these pages. He doesn't diss anyone nor does he talk about PEDs (there were rumors with his 2003 season). I think he gives GREAT advice for catchers especially. Wonderful insight into the game he played for years. I am proud to be a Braves fan and miss seeing him behind the plate.
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By AMADO MARTINEZ REYES on February 26, 2013
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This is a great biography of one of our (Puerorrican) best baseball players of all times. I enjoyed reading every single page of the book. Congratulations, Javi.
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