Born to Play: My Life in the Game
  • Born to Play: My Life in the Game
  • Born to Play: My Life in the Game

Born to Play: My Life in the Game

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by Dustin Pedroia
     
 

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The inspirational story of Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia—a giant talent in a small package—who defied his critics to become one of the greatest players in the game today.

Dustin Pedroia, at five feet seven inches and 170 pounds, is not the biggest, the strongest, or the fastest player in the game of baseball, but in just two years of major

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The inspirational story of Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia—a giant talent in a small package—who defied his critics to become one of the greatest players in the game today.

Dustin Pedroia, at five feet seven inches and 170 pounds, is not the biggest, the strongest, or the fastest player in the game of baseball, but in just two years of major-league play he was named Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, and helped the Boston Red Sox win a World Championship. At a time when steroid scandals dominate media coverage of America’s beloved pastime, Pedroia has proven to the world that a good baseball player is more than size and statistics. His success comes from the heart.

In Born to Play, Pedroia shares the story of his difficult and uplifting journey to prove himself at every turn. More than anything, his love of the game and desire to win, not just for himself but for his teammates, defines Pedroia as an athlete—but his dedication, his perseverance, and of course, his monster swing have made him a beloved new symbol of baseball and offer hope for the future of America’s favorite game.

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“We learned that if we told this kid he couldn’t do it, he was going to go ahead and show us that he could.”
—Pat Murphy, head baseball coach,
Arizona State University

“He’s going to be an elite player every year because pitchers will always make the mistake of trying to throw fastballs by him.”
—Mike Lowell, third baseman, Boston Red Sox

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439157763
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
04/06/2010
Pages:
261
Sales rank:
213,648
Product dimensions:
9.24(w) x 6.28(h) x 0.69(d)

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