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PLAY HUNGRY: THE MAKING OF A BASEBALL PLAYER

PLAY HUNGRY: THE MAKING OF A BASEBALL PLAYER
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Publication Date: 
June 4, 2019
Format: 
Hardcover
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ISBN: 
9780525558675
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The story of how Pete Rose became one of the greatest and most controversial players in the history of baseball Pete Rose was a legend on the field As baseball's Hit King, he shattered hitting records that were thought to be unbreakable And during the 1970s, he was the leader of the Big Red Machine, the Cincinnati Reds teams that dominated the game But he's also the greatest player who may never make the Hall of Fame because of his lifetime ban from the sport Perhaps no other athlete's story is so representative of the triumphs and tragedies of our national pastime In Play Hungry, Rose tells us the story of how through hard work and sheer will he became one of the unlikeliest stars of the game Guided by the dad he idolized, a local sports hero with the spirit of a champion, Pete had an All-American boyhood But even with the coaching of his father on how to compete and play baseball the right way, Pete was cut from his team as a teenager--he wasn't a natural Rose was determined, though, and never would be satisfied with anything less than success His relentless hustle and headfirst style would help him overcome his natural shortcomings, leading to a storied career including the Rookie of the Year Award, three batting titles, the MVP Award, and three World Series Championships Play Hungry is Pete Rose's love letter to the game, and an inside story of life on the diamond He is one of the last players from a golden age in baseball, and he describes just what it was like to hit (or try to hit) a Bob Gibson fastball or a Gaylord Perry spitball, what happened in that infamous collision at home plate during the 1970 All-Star Game, and what it felt like to topple Ty Cobb's hit record And finally, he speaks to how he let down his fans, his teammates, and the memory of his dad when he gambled on baseball, breaking the rules of a sport that he loved more than anything else in his life Told with candor and wry humor, Rose's memoir is his final word on the glories and controversies of his life, including tales he's never told before, and a master class in how to succeed when the odds are stacked against you
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