The My Greatest Day in Baseball, 1946-1997by Bob McCullough
My Greatest Day in Baseball, 1946-1997 provides almost one hundred interviews with the greatest players of our time, including Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Reggie Jackson, Orel Hershiser, Cal Ripken, Jr., and both Ken Griffey Senior and Junior. Each player reveals what he feels was his best moment in baseball and why. See more details below
My Greatest Day in Baseball, 1946-1997 provides almost one hundred interviews with the greatest players of our time, including Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Reggie Jackson, Orel Hershiser, Cal Ripken, Jr., and both Ken Griffey Senior and Junior. Each player reveals what he feels was his best moment in baseball and why.
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My Greatest Day in Baseball is about baseball all stars from 1946 to 1997 that explain the amazing accomplishments that they did from the time they wake up to the end of the 9th inning. I thought it was a really good book and it was funny how modest the baseball players were when they break records and do something no one has ever done before. Reggie Jackson talks about how he hung out with his woman all day and showed up to the last ten minutes of batting practice. He explained how he hit the best batting practice he ever had, hitting almost all the pitches out of the park. The players were amazed and all stopped what they were doing to watch. But Reggie says it was no biggie and didn't really think much of it at the time. Then once he started hitting in the game all of his hits were homeruns and by his third homerun the fans gave him a standing ovation. It didn't really hit him until he say the 70,000 people standing and applauding at his record he just broke and upped the bar by another homer. I couldn't believe he acted like it was just another normal baseball game. This book also shows how much America has come with race issues. The very first person in this book is Hank Aaron. His greatest day was when he hit his 715th home run and broke Babe Ruth's record and was voted MVP of that year. But being a black baseball player all this came with a price. He was receiving death threats and racial remarks while he played. But he was never scared or worried. He new things would blow over and he would be out of the limelight. The major themes in this book it to show the reader that anything is possible and you can do whatever you want to as long as you put the effort in. I liked how inspiring this book was and how the players got to share what their favorite day was when they might have done something better but like Ken Griffey Jr's best day was playing with his dad not winning the World Series. But I also thought that they left out a lot of other great players and I would have like to read what their favorite day was. Someone should read this because it shows that even the pros life outside of baseball is just like ours and anyone that has the passion that the pros do can accomplish anything.