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Nobody's Perfect: Two Men, One Call, and a Game for Baseball History Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 16, 2011
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Captivating [It reads] like a great summer novel.” Mark Newman, MLB.com
The reason that there are only twenty perfect games in the history of baseball is that everything has to go right and everyone has to be perfect for that day to happen. In Nobody’s Perfect, Armando Galarraga, a young pitcher looking for his place in history, and Jim Joyce, arguably the finest umpire of his time, show us why. With the skilled Dan Paisner, they reveal major league baseball at its core, the day to day struggles of a young pitcher and the grind of umpiring in the major leagues. If you are a baseball fan, I dare you to name all twenty days of perfection. But after reading Nobody’s Perfect, you will never forget this game or these two men.”Ron Darling
You might think everything that could have been said, replayed and revealed about that night has already been uttered, logged and exposed. You would, however, be as wrong as the unfortunate Mr. Joyce.”Neal Rubin, The Detroit News
About the Author
Jim Joyce has been an umpire in the major leagues for more than twenty years.
Daniel Paisner is a New York Times best-selling writer and collaborator on dozens of books, including On the Line with tennis great Serena Williams. He is also the author of The Ball: Mark McGwire’s 70th Home Run Ball and the Marketing of the American Dream.
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Of course the book gets especially interesting from the time of the 9th inning of the almost perfect game along with the post game coverage in addition to the events that followed. The fact that this game was so unique makes this a special book. An umpire who readily admitted he blew the most important call of his career and a pitcher whose gentlemanly dignity caused him to rise above his misfortune. Being a fan of the Detroit Tigers made this a special game for me to watch and now read about. Needless to say you need not be a fan of the Tigers to enjoy this book. There are lessons for all of us to learn here as well.
I am a Detroit Tiger fan. Armando Galarraga was one of my favorite players. This book not only gives an insight of how both men felt after the serious error was made, but also tells the hardship that they both went through to get were they were at. This book also shows good sportmenshiip between the two men. Points out how rewarding it was for Armando to realize that nobody is perfect and to forgive, as well as it was for Jim Joyce to admit and face the mistake.
I think the night of this story will live on long after a lot of the other perrfect games will be moreless forgotten.
This is a great book for anyone to read regardless if they are a baseball fan or not. Helen Decker
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