San Francisco Giants: Where Have You Gone?

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This offering in the continuing “Where Have You Gone?” series focuses on the lost heroes from San Francisco Giants baseball history, especially those whose lives took dramatic turns. From Willie McCovey’s struggles to heal his ruined knees to Will Clark’s efforts to support children with autism, find out what paths Giants stars of the past fifty-plus years have been pursuing since their days on the diamond. With commentary from Felipe Alou, Dusty Baker, Lon Simmons, and Hank Greenwald, relive the drama of Giants’...

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Overview

This offering in the continuing “Where Have You Gone?” series focuses on the lost heroes from San Francisco Giants baseball history, especially those whose lives took dramatic turns. From Willie McCovey’s struggles to heal his ruined knees to Will Clark’s efforts to support children with autism, find out what paths Giants stars of the past fifty-plus years have been pursuing since their days on the diamond. With commentary from Felipe Alou, Dusty Baker, Lon Simmons, and Hank Greenwald, relive the drama of Giants’ playing careers. For both the devoted and casual fans of the orange and black, with interests and lifestyles as diverse as those profiled, this revised edition will be sure to offer the inside stories from on and off the field of more than twenty Giants legends.

This offering in the continuing Where Have You Gone? series focuses on the lost heroes and fan favorites from San Francisco Giants baseball history.

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Old soldiers may just fade away, but old ballplayers re-create themselves. Matt Johanson and Wylie Wong's Giants: Where You Gone? takes readers into the lives of former San Francisco mainstays. The candid stories reveal the diversity of post-career experiences; from Chris Brown dodging bullets as a Halliburton truck driver in Iraq to Orlando Cepeda finding peace through Buddhism after drug addiction and prison. A baseball book that even non-fans can enjoy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596701878
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 4/15/2007
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt
Johanson teaches social studies and journalism at Castro Valley High School in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a freelance journalist, he contributes articles about sports, the outdoors, education, and politics to newspapers including the San
Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles
Times, and the San Jose Mercury News.

Wylie
Wong is a journalist with over fifteen years’
experience working for newspapers, magazines, and Internet media companies. He is a former business and technology reporter for CNETNews.com, where he won a national award for investigative reporting by the Society of Professional
Journalists. Wylie, now a freelance writer, is a San Francisco native.

Jon
Miller has been known for his excellence in baseball broadcasting for over thirty years, most notably as a play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Miller spent fourteen years with the
Baltimore Orioles before arriving in San Francisco. He currently serves as a commentator for KNBR Radio and NBC Bay Area.

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