The Baseball Whisperer

Written By Michael Tackett
The Baseball Whisperer
  • Publsiher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 05 July 2016
  • ISBN : 0544386396
  • Pages : 285 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 11 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Baseball Whisperer written by Michael Tackett which was release on 05 July 2016, this book published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: “Field of Dreams was only superficially about baseball. It was really about life. So is The Baseball Whisperer . . . with the added advantage of being all true.” —MLB.com From an award-winning journalist, this is the story of a legendary coach and the professional-caliber baseball program he built in America's heartland, where boys would come summer after summer to be molded into ballplayers—and men. Clarinda, Iowa, population 5,000, sits two hours from anything. There, between the cornfields and hog yards, is a ball field with a bronze bust of a man named Merl Eberly, who specialized in second chances and lost causes. The statue was a gift from one of Merl’s original long-shot projects, a skinny kid from the Los Angeles ghetto who would one day become a beloved Hall-of-Fame shortstop: Ozzie Smith. The Baseball Whisperer traces the “deeply engrossing” story (Booklist, starred review) of Merl Eberly and his Clarinda A’s baseball team, which he tended over the course of five decades, transforming them from a town team to a collegiate summer league powerhouse. Along with Ozzie Smith, future manager Bud Black, and star player Von Hayes, Merl developed scores of major league players. In the process, he taught them to be men, insisting on hard work, integrity, and responsibility. More than a book about ballplayers in the nation’s agricultural heartland, The Baseball Whisperer is the story of a coach who put character and dedication first, reminding us of the best, purest form of baseball excellence. “Mike Tackett, talented journalist and baseball lover, has hit the sweet spot of the bat with his first book. The Baseball Whisperer takes one coach and one small Iowa town and illuminates both a sport and the human spirit.” —David Maraniss, New York Times-bestselling author of Clemente and When Pride Still Mattered

The Baseball Whisperer

The Baseball Whisperer
  • Author : Michael Tackett
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Total pages : 285
  • ISBN : 0544386396
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Summary : “Field of Dreams was only superficially about baseball. It was really about life. So is The Baseball Whisperer . . . with the added advantage of being all true.” —MLB.com From an award-winning journalist, this is the story of a legendary coach and the professional-caliber baseball program he built in America's heartland, ...

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  • Publisher : Sports Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2006-01
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  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
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  • ISBN : 0544386396
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  • ISBN : 0544386396
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-03-20
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  • ISBN : 0544386396
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-12-03
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  • ISBN : 0544386396
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  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2014-08-26
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  • Release Date : 1991
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