Major Leaque Dads
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Running Press / 2012 / Hardcover

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Baseball is America's pastime and its time-honored traditions connect grandfathers to fathers and fathers to sons. In Major League Dads some of the greatest ballplayers reveal a variety of lessons their fathers taught them about baseball and life. Players include Roy Halladay, Matt Holliday, Derek Jeter, Greg Maddux, Jonathan Papelbon, Curt Schilling, and many others. Foreword written by Terry Francona.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Running Press
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 0762444525
ISBN-13: 9780762444526

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Publisher's Description

Baseball is America's favorite pastime and one of the best ways for fathers and sons to bond. Major League Dads is an inspirational look at such connections through a collection of heartfelt essays from interviews with 150 of the top players in Major League Baseball, such as David Wright, Carlos Pena, Brad Lidge, and Derek Jeter. Through personal recollections, you can read firsthand what their dads meant to them growing up and how they coached them to success both on and off the field.

Author Bio

Kevin Neary has been a fan of the game his entire life. He worked with the Philadelphia Phillies for nine years. For the past twenty years he has worked for the Walt Disney Company, where he has written five books and has participated in over 500 radio, television and print interviews. He lives in Celebration, FL.
Leign A. Tobin worked for the Philadelphia Phillies for more than 20 years in PR as a writer for the club's publications and later as the Director of Media Relations. She has relationships with a great number of major league players. She lives in Philadelphia, PA.

Terry Francona is the two-time World Series champion manager for the Boston Red Sox and the fourth person in history to manage 1,000 games for the Red Sox.

Editorial Reviews

P.K. Library Journal
"…a sentimental book for readers who like the old-fashioned appeal of the father-son baseball connection... Readers will enjoy the simple reminiscences of players such as Moises Alou or Aaron Boone who had MLB fathers and who grew up around the stadium. Other sons, e.g., pitcher Greg Maddux, had dads who coached them in the early years and who were wise enough to realize the limits of their baseball knowledge. …a good option for public libraries or as a Father’s Day gift."


Publisher’s Weekly
A perfect Father’s Day gift for baseball-loving dads, Neary and Tobin’s collection of 137 reminiscences from current and former professional baseball players who each had their fathers as their early (and sometimes pro) coaches is clearly a
labor of love."
Boston Red Thoughts Blog
"Major League Dads is the perfect father’s Day gift for your dad, no matter what team he cheers for–and the perfect thank you for those hours teaching you to love the game of baseball. Check it out!"


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