Mike Schmidt: The Phillies' Legendary Slugger

Overview

The first comprehensive biography of this Philadelphia Phillies? icon, this book provides fans a detailed look into the life of legendary third baseman and feared slugger Mike Schmidt. Schmidt was not always a fan favorite?he was somewhat misunderstood and seen as standoffish by many fans who referred to him as ?Mr. Cool.? Author Rob Maaddi dispels the myths by transporting readers back to key events in Schmidt?s life and Hall of Fame career that make him come alive and help to create an understanding of the ...

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Overview

The first comprehensive biography of this Philadelphia Phillies’ icon, this book provides fans a detailed look into the life of legendary third baseman and feared slugger Mike Schmidt. Schmidt was not always a fan favorite—he was somewhat misunderstood and seen as standoffish by many fans who referred to him as “Mr. Cool.” Author Rob Maaddi dispels the myths by transporting readers back to key events in Schmidt’s life and Hall of Fame career that make him come alive and help to create an understanding of the hardworking ballplayer he really was. The book not only uncovers the real man behind the remarkable numbers, but also allows fans to relive the most memorable moments from Schmidt’s legendary career including his 500th career home run and the 1980 World Series victory. It also delves into his close relationships with teammates like Pete Rose, Dick Allen, and Garry Maddox. This satisfying portrait of one of the games’ most celebrated players is one that baseball fans of all ages will not want to be without and will cherish for years to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600783180
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,005,735
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Maaddi has covered Philadelphia sports for the Associated Press since 2000. He has coauthored three children’s sports books and hosts a weekly sports talk show on an ESPN radio affiliate. He lives in Sewell, New Jersey. Jayson Stark has been a senior baseball writer for ESPN.com since 2000 and was twice named Pennsylvania's sportswriter of the year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He is the author of The Stark Truth: The Most Overrated and Underrated Players in Baseball History.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Great Book

    I just finished this and I loved it! Mike Schmidt had a great way of explaining his life and his passion for baseball. I don't think another autobiography could top this! Although I would not recomend this for children who are too young too handle some cursing. But other than that great book!

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