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Behind the Plate: A Catcher's View of the Braves Dynasty Hardcover – February 1, 2012

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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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Triumph Books (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600786537
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600786532
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,144,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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Javy was there, ..right in the middle of the glorious run the Braves had in the 90's, on into the 21th Century! He really tries to give his experiences in clear, concise terms that the reader can relate to. He individually mentions many of the players that he played with, and describes his relationship with them. This is a pleasant book to read for anyone, but if you were a Braves fan during those great years - you will love this story.

I just finished the new John Smoltz book prior to reading Javy's book, and can honestly recommend both to any Braves fan, or anyone interested in reading a book abut a professional athletes life. Both authors tell of their personal lives, and how playing professional sports while maintaining a family can be very challenging, I learned a lot about my team from both of these heroes.

Also, you get answers to the questions that had no answers like why Javy left the Braves in 2004, or why the Baltimore effort did not pan out. The photos were well chosen, and I really enjoyed the book!
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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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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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Javy is my all-time favorite athlete, and I was stoked when I found out about this book. As an avid Braves fan, I enjoyed reading about the 14 year run from his perspective. My heart was broken for him when he talked about not being able to remain a Brave for his entire career. I knew he was a classy guy, but reading his feelings about fans really brought that to life. Thank you Javy for letting me into your world!!
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It was an easy book to read, very informative. It was a very good description of behind the account of the relationships between the catcher and pictures, it also enlightened you a little on many of the Atlanta Brave players.
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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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