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Tom Gamboa: My Life in Baseball
     

Tom Gamboa: My Life in Baseball

by Tom Gamboa
 

Tom Gamboa played baseball professionally, coached, scouted, managed in the minors and in Puerto Rico and coached in the big leagues with the Cubs and Royals. As a national crosschecker, he scoured the country for talent. He discovered Jesse Orosco and helped develop Doug Glanville and Jose Hernandez in Puerto Rico and in the Cubs organization. Before Jim

Overview

Tom Gamboa played baseball professionally, coached, scouted, managed in the minors and in Puerto Rico and coached in the big leagues with the Cubs and Royals. As a national crosschecker, he scoured the country for talent. He discovered Jesse Orosco and helped develop Doug Glanville and Jose Hernandez in Puerto Rico and in the Cubs organization. Before Jim “The Rookie” Morris made it to the majors, Gamboa coached him on a title team in the Brewers organization. When Sammy Sosa promised him a fist-bump for each home run Sosa hit, Gamboa didn’t suspect he was due 60 fist-bumps over each of the next two seasons. With humorous insight, Gamboa takes his readers inside the dugouts and clubhouses for an insider’s view of the workings of a baseball team.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Tom Gamboa has been one of the most influential baseball teachers in my life. I was lucky to have him as my manager in the Tigers’ minor league system. He dedicated his life to our sport, and some of my best memories as a young player were listening to his amazing stories. He is a man who makes a lasting impression on every person he meets. I’m so grateful he has taken the time to share his incredible journey with all of us.”—Billy Bean, Major League Baseball, VP, Social Responsibility & Inclusion; “In a game that is absolutely a business, Tom Gamboa was a manager, coach, father and friend. Tom took athletes from all walks of life and made us not only a team, but champions.”—Jim “The Rookie” Morris.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476667416
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/23/2017
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author

David Russell is a writer with the Queens Tribune, NY Sports Day and The Brooklyn Paper. He lives in Forest Hills, New York.