Shane Victorino: The Flyin' Hawaiian [NOOK Book]

Overview

Long before Shane Victorino gained fame as a Gold Glove center fielder, All-Star, and World Series champion with the Philadelphia Phillies, he was a precocious child on the island of Maui, frustrating teachers with his inability to sit still and tagging along with older boys to neighborhood ballfields. For Victorino, diagnosed at an early age with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, sports became an ideal outlet for his boundless energy. As the first Maui native ever to appear in a World Series, Victorino ...
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Shane Victorino: The Flyin' Hawaiian

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Overview

Long before Shane Victorino gained fame as a Gold Glove center fielder, All-Star, and World Series champion with the Philadelphia Phillies, he was a precocious child on the island of Maui, frustrating teachers with his inability to sit still and tagging along with older boys to neighborhood ballfields. For Victorino, diagnosed at an early age with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, sports became an ideal outlet for his boundless energy. As the first Maui native ever to appear in a World Series, Victorino played an integral role in giving his team, and the city of Philadelphia, a memory for the ages. In Shane Victorino: The High FlyinÕ Hawaiian, readers will find the compelling story of a young man whose persistence and determination helped him overcome obstacles and emerge victorious at the highest level of his profession.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617494895
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 230
  • File size: 486 KB

Meet the Author

Alan Maimon is an award-winning journalist who has worked with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Louisville Courier-Journal, and the New York Times. He is the coauthor of Andre Dawson’s If You Love this Game . . . An MVP’s Life in Baseball and Dallas Green’s The Mouth That Roared. He lives in Las Vegas.

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Table of Contents

Prologue vii

1 Great Falls 3

2 Wild Child 15

3 On the Farm 33

4 A Shot at the Big Time 47

5 Baseball Whiplash 57

6 Time to Shine 67

7 Making It 81

8 The Start of Something Special 95

9 Unfinished Business 111

10 On the Big Stage 129

11 Breaking the Curse 145

12 Another Run at the Top 163

13 Chasing History 177

14 The Measure of the Man 195

15 Staying on Top 203

16 Back to Earth 223

Acknowledgments 229

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2011

    Greatest book!

    This book is phenomenal. Everyone should read it. Shane Victorino is the man!

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