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Product Details

  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Can O' Corn LLC (June 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615213960
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615213965
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,029,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Libby on July 9, 2008
Format: Paperback
Dugout Wisdom is a powerful collection of stories derived from our favorite baseball greats, sure to warm hearts and inspire dreamers. Dan Migala captures not only the untold stories of adversity and hardship encountered by the players, but the emotions felt and life lessons learned through their experiences.

Each player's story is brought to life in a way that makes you feel as if you were there, having a personal conversation with your favorite baseball hero. As a life-long Kirby Puckett fan it was special to read his last interview, hear him tell the story of himself as young player and learn the lesson his father taught him that led to success in baseball and in life.

Dugout Wisdom is a motivational read for both children and adults in pursuit of dreams on the field, in the classroom, in the professional world and in family life. Migala's book is an inspirational peice perfect for young athletes, brothers, fathers and all sports fans.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kristen on July 8, 2008
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Dan Migala's passion for baseball, the pursuit of dreams, and the reality of fate come together in this must-read book. Baseball fans across the board will be inspired -- but surely this book will touch the heart of anyone who has encountered adversity, relentlessly pursued a passion, or felt the thrill of being an integral member of a team.

Through the stories of our baseball heroes, Migala weaves an eloquent narrative around lessons learned from failures, tireless commitment and sacrifice, and above all, integrity and compassion. With such a range of stories, you're sure to find an inspirational tale that will seemingly speak directly to you. Migala's ability to deeply connect with the players is apparent; as a result, these stories will leap off the page with suprising poignance and candor.

A must-read for fans and students of the game, or those in search of inspiration through the perspective of our baseball heroes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. Fernandez on July 9, 2008
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I read Dugout Wisdom on a flight from TX to New York. Really enjoyed the diversity of the stories and the life lessons from players both famous and not so famous. It's a really easy reach - each chapter is 2-3 pages and covers a different ballplayer. This allows you to get some great stories, lessons, and insights to these men I've admired for years. I highly recommend it to anyone who's a baseball fan, historian or wants to see the personal side of these great ballplayers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Franz on July 9, 2008
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What a wonderful book! It's a must for any baseball fan. Not only are there great stories but the insights into these hall of famer's lives are incredible. It's truly inspirational as well as motivational. You can see the turning points and lessons learned by these great players and use them in your own life. I would recommend this book to anyone, and will.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Wayne G. McDonnell on July 2, 2008
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To me, we sometimes forget the personal and spiritual journeys that an athlete must endure before achieving their goals. "Dugout
Wisdom" not only reminds us, but encourages us to embrace these unique
elements of humanity. Baseball players are extraordinary athletes, but they are also human beings who experience the same fears, apprehensions and doubts that an average individual feels on a daily basis.

Dan Migala eloquently captures the determination that is necessary for success in professional baseball, but he also focuses our attention on what's truly important in life: compassion, "guardian angels" in the form of mentors and the support of a loving family. "Dugout Wisdom" is an emotional journey that depicts our heroes of the baseball diamond in a manner that we are not accustomed to. With every turn of a page, "Dugout Wisdom" allows the reader to form an intimate and deep connection with their childhood heroes and legends of the game.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marin Milio on July 8, 2008
Format: Paperback
WOW! What a book! This book is not only about baseball but real life lessons straight from retired baseball players that anyone can relate to and learn from!
Dugout Wisdom entertains and teaches without sacrificing one for the other.

Rod Carew said it best "Dreams are really about pursuing a feeling." And not only do the players in the book pursue their dreams but also reflect on the moments in their lives where they questioned themselves and overcame obstacles.

This book was written with such passion and enthusiasm that you feel like you are in the room with these players as you read each chapter.

This is a MUST READ- enjoy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Annie on July 8, 2008
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Entertaining, inspiring, personal. These are just a few of the words that came to mind when trying to describe Dugout Wisdom. I was able to relate to several of the Hall of Fame players' outlooks on life. These stories caused me to laugh, cry, laugh at myself for crying....My favorite quote came from Bob Feller when he said, "Every day is a new opportunity." This is true. With the help of the author, Bob Feller and many other HOF players were able to tie life simplest lessons back into America's Game, baseball. I encourage everyone to take time this summer and read this book. You will feel refreshed. I absolutely love this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Contorno on July 9, 2008
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I could not put the book down and I am not "a reader". Amazing stories of the people that were key figures in these ballplayers lives. These players believed in themselves because they had a special person that believed in them--scouts, fathers, etc. Dan Migala does a wonderful job capturing the emotion in each and every story. I got a little misty when I read the Goose Gossage chapter. You will love this book. Pull the trigger!!
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