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EAN-139780803271289   EAN-13 barcode 9780803271289
Product NameInside Pitch: Life In Professional Baseball
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHeight:9.02 inches / Length:5.98 inches / Weight:0.77 pounds / Width:0.51 inches
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 080327128X
SKU9780803271289
Price New19.63 US Dollars    (curriencies)
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Width0.54 inches    (convert)
Height9.02 inches    (convert)
Length5.98 inches    (convert)
Weight12.96 ounces    (convert)
AuthorGeorge Gmelch
Page Count248
BindingPaperback
Published10/01/2006
FeaturesUsed Book in Good Condition
Long Description
From the spark of ambition to play baseball professionally to the necessity of reinventing life after baseball, the anthropologist and former Minor Leaguer George Gmelch describes the lives of the men who work at America's national game.

Twenty-four years after his own final road trip as a minor leaguer, Gmelch went back on the road with ballplayers, this time with a pen and pad to record the details of life around the diamond. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews with Major and Minor League players, coaches, and managers, Gmelch explores players' experiences throughout their careers: being scouted, becoming a rookie, moving through or staying in the Minors, preparing mentally and physically to play day after day, coping with slumps and successes, and facing retirement. He examines the ballplayers' routines and rituals, describes their joys and frustrations, and investigates the roles of wives, fans, and groupies in their lives. Based on his own experience as a player in the 1960s, Gmelch charts the life cycle of the modern professional ballplayer and makes perceptive comparisons to a previous generation of players.

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