31 Days in October

31 Days in October

by Sal Maiorana
     
 

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October is baseball's greatest month, the month when legends are born, memories are forged, and champions are crowned, and October 2012 was certainly no different. In "31 Days in October - A Memoir of the 2012 Major League Baseball Postseason", author Sal Maiorana recounts the drama, the excitement, and the stories of perseverance and achievement that provided a

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October is baseball's greatest month, the month when legends are born, memories are forged, and champions are crowned, and October 2012 was certainly no different. In "31 Days in October - A Memoir of the 2012 Major League Baseball Postseason", author Sal Maiorana recounts the drama, the excitement, and the stories of perseverance and achievement that provided a compelling conclusion to the 2012 season.

During this 31-day journey, Maiorana takes an in-depth look at each day's most notable event. Adam Greenberg's heartwarming return to the game for one more major league at-bat; Miguel Cabrera's securing of the Triple Crown; the crash and burn of Bobby Valentine in Boston; the return of playoff baseball to the nation's capital; Derek Jeter's season-ending broken ankle in the ALCS; the benching of Alex Rodriguez; the epic offensive malfunction of the Yankees; the brilliance of Justin Verlander; the Giants remarkable run of staving off elimination; Pablo Sandoval's historic three-homer performance in Game 1 of the World Series; and the Giants impressively efficient sweep of the Tigers. And that's just a sampling of what's included.

You may have seen the games on TV, perhaps you attended some of them in person, but "31 Days in October" will take you down to the field, into the clubhouses, and inside the psyche of the players and managers who were dealing with the pressure of playoff baseball when the stakes are at their absolute peak.

Noted sports writer, columnist, and TV baseball analyst Peter Gammons once wrote, "Baseball is the best sport to cover because it's daily. You have to fill the need, write the daily soap opera." That, in effect, summarizes what "31 Days in October" is all about - a daily report of baseball's most interesting and exciting time of the year: October.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015813906
Publisher:
Sal Maiorana Publications
Publication date:
12/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
160 KB

Meet the Author

Sal Maiorana was born in Buffalo, N.Y. in 1962, grew up in the suburbs of Syracuse, N.Y., and graduated from Buffalo State College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. For the past 26 years he has been a sports writer for the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., and since 1990 has covered the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.

He is a two-time winner of the Rochester Press-Radio Club Sports Writer of the Year award, was inducted into the Frontier Field Walk of Fame in 2009, has been recognized by the American Legion as Rochester's Sports Writer of the Year, and he has also won numerous New York State Publishers' Association citations for his work with the Democrat and Chronicle.

The author of 19 books, he lives in Walworth, N.Y. with his wife, Christine, their two daughters, Taylor and Caroline, son, Holden, and dog, Buddy.

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