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Posted December 14, 2010
A thrilling story of how a little boy from the Dominican made it big in sports history!
Becoming Manny by: Jean Rhodes, Shawn Boburg, and Leigh Montville explained the life of Manny from a small boy from the Dominican Republic to becoming arguably one of the best hitters to play in the game of baseball. Growing up on dirty streets known for drugs and violence, Manny kept him and his friends away from it and made sure he was focused on baseball. He stood out from his friends and started playing for good teams. When he grew older he reached the unthinkable and made it to the Major League Baseball Association. Manny began with the Cleveland Indians and had a very successful career. He started to slump and the Red Sox signed the extremely talented slugger. Manny was a key part to the Redsox organization and helped them win two World Series in four years. As his career continued in Boston, the fans and organization began to loose hope in him and many trade rumors had been in the news for years. Manny was finally traded from Boston and had moved to the Las Angeles Dodgers, it was time for all of Red Sox Nation to move on from their slugger and focus on what was to come. Manny may be getting older but is still known for some clutch plays, homerun hitting, and clumsy plays. Their is no real ending to this book because Ramirez is still wearing the Dodgers uniform. Manny is a perfect example to kids out there. He lived on dangerous streets but avoided the distractions and fulfilled his dream and became a future Hall of Famer in Americas Pastime. I recommend this book to baseball fans or people who just wants a good read about a boy from the Dominican, to becoming one of the most talked about athletes in America.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.