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Billy Sample was fifteen years old in 1970 when he decided that of football, basketball or baseball, it would be the latter sport in which he'd concentrate his efforts toward a professional career. He subsequently played three years each of: high school baseball, American Legion ball, college baseball, collegiate summer league ball and minor league baseball that led to playing in nine major league seasons. The Salem, VA native invites you to share in his insights, great memory and unique perspicacity in an anecdotal way. The focus of "A Year in Pinstripes ... And Then Some" centers around the New York Yankees 97 win 1985 season. This season is surrounded with many memorable stories from the other years as well. The former outfielder who subsequently became a writer and a broadcaster is sure you'll close the book at the finish with a smile on your face.
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About the Author
Billy Sample played from 1978-86 in the major leagues with the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. After his playing days, Sample broadcasted for the Braves, Seattle Mariners, California Angels, CBS Radio and E.S.P.N. His writing credits includes being published in Sports Illustrated and the New York Times. In 2011, Sample's screenplay for the irreverent baseball clubhouse movie Reunion 108, took top honors at the Hoboken Film Festival. The 1973 graduate of Andrew Lewis High School in Salem, VA. is a member of three halls of fame; The Salem-Roanoke Valley Baseball Hall of Fame (inaugural member) The James Madison University Sports Hall of Fame (inaugural member) and the Salem Educational Hall of Fame.