Out Of My League: A Rookie's Survival in the Bigs

Out Of My League: A Rookie's Survival in the Bigs

Dirk Hayhurst

A funny, candid and insightful memoir of Hayhurst's rookie season within the majors. . .Grade: domestic Run. --Cleveland undeniable Dealer

After six years within the minors, pitcher Dirk Hayhurst hopes 2008 is the yr he breaks into the large leagues. yet each time Dirk seems to be up, the bases are loaded with challenges--a marriage ceremony balancing on a blind wish, a kinfolk in chaos, and paychecks that beg Dirk to respond to, "How lengthy am i able to manage to pay for to maintain doing this?"

Then it eventually happens--Dirk will get known as as much as the Majors, to play for the San Diego Padres. A dream comes actual while he is taking the mound opposed to the San Francisco Giants, kicking off 40 insane days and nights within the Bigs.

Like the vintage video games of baseball's background, Out of My League entertains from the 1st pitch to the final out, taking pictures the gritty realities of enjoying at the sizeable degree, the comedy and camaraderie within the dugouts and locker rooms, and the hard-fought, own trips that force our love of America's favourite hobby.

"A infrequent gem of a baseball book." --Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated

"A enjoyable learn. . .This publication indicates why baseball is so frequently used as a metaphor for life." --Keith Olbermann

"Entertaining and fascinating. . .reminiscent of Jim Bouton's Ball Four." --Booklist

"Observant, insightful, human, and hilarious." --Bob Costas

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