Impact Player: Leaving a Lasting Legacy On and Off the Field [NOOK Book]

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Former Yankee Bobby Richardson played alongside Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford, Joe Pepitone, and Yogi Berra during one of the most prolific dynasties in baseball history, and he remains to this day the only player from the losing team ever to be named World Series MVP.

In Impact Player, Bobby shares his life story, including never-before-told tales from the Yankee clubhouse during the historic ’55-’65 pennant runs and World Series ...
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Impact Player: Leaving a Lasting Legacy On and Off the Field

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Overview

Former Yankee Bobby Richardson played alongside Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford, Joe Pepitone, and Yogi Berra during one of the most prolific dynasties in baseball history, and he remains to this day the only player from the losing team ever to be named World Series MVP.

In Impact Player, Bobby shares his life story, including never-before-told tales from the Yankee clubhouse during the historic ’55-’65 pennant runs and World Series appearances. The book also features the unlikely friendship Richardson, a devout and outspoken Christian, shared with Yankee legend and renowned drinker and womanizer, Mickey Mantle.

The perfect combination of faith and baseball, Impact Player offers a rare glimpse into one of the most celebrated dynasties in the history of the game, and it paints a fascinating portrait of a life well-lived and the lasting rewards that come from knowing and loving God.
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"Any fan of baseball in the 1950s and ‘60s will remember Bobby Richardson, a solid player on the field and a devout man off it. He writes about growing up in South Carolina, his eleven-year career as a Yankee, and life after baseball. While narrator Bill DeWees doesn’t imitate the many players Richardson played with, he lends a comforting, almost folksy, voice to this memoir. And that’s what it needs. As Richardson reminisces, DeWees solidly delivers his stories about his devotion to God, his relationship with Mickey Mantle, and the strains on his own marriage. While there’s nothing too earthshaking in either content or narration, but this is an enjoyable listen for fans of the era." 
M.B.  © AudioFile Portland, Maine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781414377254
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/17/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 348,040
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Bobby Richardson played second base for the New York Yankees from 1955 to 1966. During his career, he was named to seven All-Star teams (‘57, ‘59, ‘62, ‘63, ‘64, ‘65, and ‘66), he appeared in seven World Series, including three championship seasons (‘58, ‘61, and ‘62), and he remains to this day the only player from a losing team ever to be named World Series MVP. One of only 18 players ever to hit a World Series grand slam, Bobby still holds the MLB record for the most consecutive World Series games played (30). After retiring from MLB in 1966, Bobby went on to coach baseball for the University of South Carolina and later at Liberty University. An outspoken Christian, he played a vital role in the creation of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Baseball Chapel, and is still an active speaker and evangelist. Bobby lives in Sumter, South Carolina, with his wife, Betsy. They are the proud parents of five children and 15 grandchildren.
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  • Posted September 18, 2012

    Saw Bobby Richardson on WFAN interview. Now I HAVE to read his b

    Saw Bobby Richardson on WFAN interview.
    Now I HAVE to read his book too. I know it will be great.
    A special man....speaks through his faith and serenity.
    Lots of stories spoken from the heart, about those glory years.
    Feels good hearing the words of this humblest of Yankee greats.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2013

    Great Baseball Trivia. Baseball fans will love it. He and his co

    Great Baseball Trivia. Baseball fans will love it. He and his contributors did a really good job of writing a fact-filled, effective book, and inserted many great anecdotes. I was interested in a lot of his experiences and the history of the Yankees. I recognized a lot of the names, probably because I grew up in upstate N.Y. If I was more of a baseball fan, I’d have been able to focus more, and get through all the stats, plays and positions on the ball field. I skimmed them. The stories about his teammates were great, and I liked the positive, personal look into his life and his marriage. Richardson’s personal witness was included, and some facts about Mickey Mantle that I didn’t know. As a whole, it was interesting and uplifting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Highly recommend

    Kept my interest to the very last page. The author's interactions with other famous players, including Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra and something of their personalities were unexpected bonuses. The book shows how a christian can witness to faitt in god without being "preachy".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    good reading

    brings back memories of a great team.

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