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Straight Talk from Wild Thing

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Overview


When Mitch Williams threw the pitch that lost the 1993 World Series for the Philadelphia Phillies, no one could have predicted that his reaction to the loss would win the hearts and minds of Phillies fans across the nation. He stood at his locker for an hour after the game, answering every question, most of which could be answered simply: "I threw a bad pitch." He didn't go into hiding, make excuses, or believe that one loss was the end of the world. Phillies fans, notorious as the toughest in sports, recognized...
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Overview


When Mitch Williams threw the pitch that lost the 1993 World Series for the Philadelphia Phillies, no one could have predicted that his reaction to the loss would win the hearts and minds of Phillies fans across the nation. He stood at his locker for an hour after the game, answering every question, most of which could be answered simply: "I threw a bad pitch." He didn't go into hiding, make excuses, or believe that one loss was the end of the world. Phillies fans, notorious as the toughest in sports, recognized a stand-up guy when they saw one and embraced him as one of their own. Though his successful pitching career is behind him, Mitch is still standing up in Philadelphia and telling it like it is. Straight Talk from Wild Thing is the story of his career, but more than that, it is inside baseball seen from many perspectives: sitting on a 10-hour minor league bus ride, standing on a pitcher's mound, and sitting in a clubhouse, a dugout, and a ranch in Texas, where a man who "retired" at age 32 struggled to figure out what to do next.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600783067
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Mitch Williams is a former All-Star closer who is now a well-regarded baseball commentator in Philadelphia and also with the new MLB Network. He lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and five children. This is his first book.

Darrell Berger grew up outside Toledo, Ohio, and attended Vanderbilt University. He is a Unitarian Universalist minister in Orange, New Jersey, and a tour guide at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, New Jersey. He is the author, with former Yankees outfielder Roy White, of "Then Roy Said to Mickey..." also published by Triumph Books.

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Table of Contents

Foreword John Kruk v

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 The Path to the Show 1

Chapter 2 On the Mound 23

Chapter 3 Life in the Majors 67

Chapter 4 Phillies, Phriends, and Phoes 109

Chapter 5 Outside the Lines 145

Chapter 6 The End of the Road 167

Chapter 7 Life with a Microphone 183

Acknowledgments 194

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  • Posted May 26, 2012

    Good quick read

    Very short/easy read.Williams' straight shooting style comes through in this short book.From his time in the minor leagues to his work at MLB Network,his friendship with John Kruk and his strong disliking of Curt Shilling.He calls it how he sees it and tells it like it is.

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  • Posted May 13, 2014

    Only one Mitch

    Mitch Williams takes you behind the scenes and gives you a stand-up view of his life, which includes the good days and the bad days. A fairly entertaining bio from a funny guy.

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  • Posted February 5, 2011

    Great reading ?

    How can I give it a proper review if you don't publish an ebook ?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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