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I'M Just Getting Started: Baseball's Best Storyteller on Old School Baseball, Defying the Odds, and Good Cigars

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Jack McKeon, who in 2003 became the oldest manager to ever lead a team to the World Series championship, proved that old doesn't mean you're over, and these stories offer a look into his storied career, from baseball's forgotten fields to the World Series. In his 55-year career in professional baseball, McKeon learned that the main ingredient to success is enjoying yourself and those around you. Even when faced with incredible odds, McKeon proves that keeping a sense of humor can cure many problems. McKeon's book...

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Overview

Jack McKeon, who in 2003 became the oldest manager to ever lead a team to the World Series championship, proved that old doesn't mean you're over, and these stories offer a look into his storied career, from baseball's forgotten fields to the World Series. In his 55-year career in professional baseball, McKeon learned that the main ingredient to success is enjoying yourself and those around you. Even when faced with incredible odds, McKeon proves that keeping a sense of humor can cure many problems. McKeon's book is a conversational glimpse into how baseball players, fans, management and coaches work at every level.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572437111
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack McKeon is a former Major League Baseball manager for the Florida Marlins. In 2003, he won a World Series with the Marlins. When he took over as manager of the Marlins in 2011 at age 80, he became the second oldest manager in major league history, behind Connie Mack. McKeon previously managed the Kansas City Royals from 1973 to 1975, the Oakland Athletics in 1977 and 1978, the San Diego Padres from 1988 to 1990, and the Cincinnati Reds from 1997 to 2000. From 1981 to 1990, he served as general manager of the Padres, forming the team which won the 1984 National League pennant. Kevin Kernan is an award-winning sports columnist for the New York Post who has covered sports for 27 years. I'm Just Getting Started is his fifth book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2005

    Jack is hilarious!

    I really recommend this book to any baseball fan. The book is full of humorous, old-timer baseball stories. Jack's honesty, knowledge, lust for life and baseball is endearing. His stories are what baseball movies are made of. He took a loosing team midway through the season and made them into world series champions.

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