- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.; First edition (August 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1574889613
- ISBN-13: 978-1574889611
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,734,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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You Never Forget Your First: Ballplayers Recall Their Big League Debuts Hardcover – August, 2005
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What I think would make a more interesting book would be a slightly different look. Ask the players about how they were first scouted, signed, moved their way up through the minors. Did the great players always know they'd be great, or did they have their moments when they were ready to give up (as Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle both did early in their careers). Did marginal players also believe they'd have better careers than they wound up having? Also interview some highly touted prospects who never quite made it. Stuff like that.
Anyway, this is a great concept turned into a worthwhile read by one of baseball's better TV announcers.