Still a Kid at Heart: My Life in Baseball and Beyond [NOOK Book]

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In his new book, Still a Kid at Heart, written with longtime New York baseball writer Phil Pepe, Carter writes of his love for the game, the personalities on and off the field who have enriched his life, and the years since his retirement. His experiences serve as a primer for all professional athletes who face the dilemma of what to do after the cheering subsided. Readers gain incisive insights into the game from the unique perspective of a catcher in this revealing and intimate portrayal of his life as a ...
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Still a Kid at Heart: My Life in Baseball and Beyond

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Overview


In his new book, Still a Kid at Heart, written with longtime New York baseball writer Phil Pepe, Carter writes of his love for the game, the personalities on and off the field who have enriched his life, and the years since his retirement. His experiences serve as a primer for all professional athletes who face the dilemma of what to do after the cheering subsided. Readers gain incisive insights into the game from the unique perspective of a catcher in this revealing and intimate portrayal of his life as a ballplayer and beyond.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623687243
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 836,521
  • File size: 3 MB

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Gary Carter played baseball for the Montreal Expos, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003, and his life has remained a part of baseball through his work as a broadcaster, coach, and manager.

Phil Pepe is a longtime New York baseball writer and the author of over 40 books on sports, including collaborations with Yankee legends Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin, and Whitey Ford. Pepe was the Yankees beat writer for the New York Daily News from 1968-1981 and is a former president of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

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Table of Contents

Foreword   Johnny Bench     1
Acknowledgments     3
In the Beginning     5
Hey, Kid     19
The Trade     33
Magic: The 1986 NLCS     43
The Magic Continues: The World Series     57
Disappointment     71
Coming Full Circle     79
My Life, Part II     91
Managing in the Minors     99
The Managers I Have Known     113
Making It into the Hall     127
The Baseball Tradition     141
Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!     151
The Steroid Era     159
The Best I've Seen     167
Looking Ahead     179
Future Hall of Famers     189
Afterword     199
Appendix     205

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