I Love This Game!: My Life and Baseball

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Kirby Puckett's incredible catch above the center field fence and his eleventh-inning home run in Game Six of the 1991 World Series turned that championship series around - and ignited a nationwide fandom for the smiling center fielder of the Minnesota Twins. His stunning statistics, which include a career batting average ranked third among all active players, five Gold Glove awards, two World Series rings, and a perennial spot on the All-Star team, have all been accomplished by a guy with a chunky, fireplug ...
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Kirby Puckett's incredible catch above the center field fence and his eleventh-inning home run in Game Six of the 1991 World Series turned that championship series around - and ignited a nationwide fandom for the smiling center fielder of the Minnesota Twins. His stunning statistics, which include a career batting average ranked third among all active players, five Gold Glove awards, two World Series rings, and a perennial spot on the All-Star team, have all been accomplished by a guy with a chunky, fireplug build who admits he can't even touch his toes. Kirby Puckett's sunny disposition, his huge talent, and his obvious love for the game have won him the respect and affection of fans and ballplayers everywhere, and in this marvelous, personal account, Puckett tells us how he became the player and the person we admire today. Puckett movingly describes his journey from a childhood spent playing ball on concrete "fields" between apartment buildings on Chicago's tough south side to a spectacular career anchoring a major league franchise. The youngest of nine children, Puckett played ball wherever and whenever he could, but few baseball scouts ventured into the housing project where his family lived. His break came when he was discovered by a scout who had come to watch his own son play in an Illinois collegiate summer league. After a mere two years in their minor league system, the Twins gambled on a still unseasoned Puckett, calling him up to replace an ailing outfielder. He went four-for-five in his major league debut. The rest is history. Nine years and two World Series later, Puckett continues to thrill fans with his hardnosed approach to the game, his bold batting style and refusal to play cat-and-mouse with pitchers, and his homer-stealing catches at the center field wall. He gives us an insider's look at some of the exciting moments and great players he's encountered on the field, as well as telling the real story of his cliffhanging negotiations with the T
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In a style reflective of his engaging disposition, Puckett relives the events that led to his rise as one of baseball's most proficient and popular players. As the title indicates, the star of the Minnesota Twins harbors a deep respect for the game, a conviction that governs his approach to matters on and off the field. Whether relaying locker room anecdotes, replaying a memorable 1991 World Series, or rehashing a lengthy contract dispute, he seldom wavers from his positive stance. He attributes this trait to the realization that he is living out a lifelong dream. In the same vein, he maintains a proper focus throughout his book, refusing to dwell on incidental issues (e.g., relations with the media). Recommended for popular collections. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 12/92.-- William H. Hoffman, Ft. Myers-Lee Cty. P.L., Fla.
W. Scott Wilkens
At first blush, one may wonder why a baseball player in his early thirties would write an autobiography. Kirby Puckett has no major physical or mental disabilities to overcome, no substance abuse problems, no controversial personality conflicts, no severe life tragedies. Why write a book about a hard-working, talented ballplayer from Chicago who has had a successful career playing for the Minnesota Twins and has kept his nose clean? But this is exactly why. It's about time for an upbeat sports biography. Puckett's story reinforces all those aphorisms about achieving your dreams through hard work and a positive mental attitude. On the down side, though, Puckett's saga, as chronicled here, is so squeaky clean that it verges on being downright dull. Devoted Puckett or Minnesota fans probably won't mind the saccharine taste, but others may find themselves overdosing on optimism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060177102
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/1993
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 256

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