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Nothing to Prove: The Jim Abbott Story Hardcover – April 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha Amer Inc (April 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568360649
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568360645
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,798,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

YA--A fast-moving biography about a legend in the making. Bernotas deftly chronicles the life of this remarkable athlete from childhood through his major league career, replete with game highlights and statistics competently woven into the narrative. He leaves Abbott facing the uncertain future of baseball, as well as that of his own career, that dulled the end of the 1994 season. The author paces the narrative wisely, knowing when to cover a lot of ground--Little League, high school, college, and the Olympics--and when to spend some time building the excitement and suspense of a no-hit, no-run game. The depiction of Abbott seems real, never allowing the man to grow larger than life while giving readers insight into the personality of an athlete who never set out to be an inspiration or a role model. Jim Abbott just wants to be a ballplayer.

Carol Fox, El Dorado High School, KS

Copyright 1995 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Even those who aren't baseball fans will find something to cheer in this biography of the gutsy young New York Yankees pitcher who was born without a right hand. As Abbott has a long career ahead, this fascinating book is nevertheless a work in progress. For adult and YA sections.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 9, 1995
Format: Hardcover
A terrific book about someone who has overcome his disabilities with style
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 12, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I would recommend this book for any kid who is a baseball fan; this guy has overcome a physical challenge to become a baseball player. And just the stuff I read about him is great. A great book about a great guy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By drmark on August 9, 2011
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This used book arrived quickly and in excellent condition, just as described.
I bought this book for my 10 yr. old son who has mild cerebral palsy that affects his right side. He just finished his 5th baseball season and has always played
first base - a good position because he has to catch and throw with the same hand. The last few games this year he got to try his hand at pitching and did great - even when fielding balls hit back to the mound. He loved this book and has been working even harder on his pitching since reading Jim's Abbott's story. Inspirational for players and non-players alike.
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By Sheila Powell on November 24, 2008
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again, as with amazon's usual, this product was in great condition...the price was low. this book is very inspiring
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