Starting and Closing: Perseverance, Faith, and One More Year
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William Morrow / 2013 / Paperback

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A powerful memoir from a Cy-Young Award-winning pitcher! Chronicling his final year in a major league uniform, former Atlanta Braves player Smoltz recounts his victory over "career-ending" injuries, his roller-coaster journey from closer to starter, the upheavals in his personal life, and the strength and focus he found in his faith.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: William Morrow
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 7.17 X 4.71 (inches)
ISBN: 0062120565
ISBN-13: 9780062120564

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Publisher's Description

John Smoltz was one of the greatest Major League pitchers of the late twentieth / early twenty-first century—one of only two in baseball history ever to achieve twenty wins and fifty saves in single seasons—and now he shares the candid, no-holds-barred story of his life, his career, and the game he loves in Starting and Closing.

A Cy Young Award-winner, future Baseball Hall of Famer, and currently a broadcaster for his former team, the Atlanta Braves, Smoltz  delivers a powerful memoir with the kind of fascinating insight into game that made Moneyball a runaway bestseller, plus a heartfelt and truly inspiring faith and religious conviction, similar to what illuminates each page of Tim Tebow’s smash hit memoir, Through My Eyes.

Author Bio

John Smoltz is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and active sportscaster. He is best known for his prolific career of more than two decades with the Atlanta Braves, during which he garnered eight All-Star selections and received the Cy Young Award in 1996. He is currently the chairman of King's Ridge Christian School in Atlanta and is a scratch golfer. (Tiger Woods has said that Smoltz is the best golfer outside of the PGA tour.) He lives in Atlanta with his family.

Don Yaeger is an eight-time New York Times best-selling author, longtime associate editor at Sports Illustrated, and award-winning inspirational speaker. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife, son, and daughter.

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“When Smoltz talks about baseball, the book comes alive . . . it all has the ring of authenticity and wisdom.”

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