Born to Play: My Life in the Game

Born to Play: My Life in the Game

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439157763
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 04/06/2010
Pages: 261
Sales rank: 126,317
Product dimensions: 9.24(w) x 6.28(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

During his brief career in the majors, Dustin Pedroia has already won several awards including being named the 2007 American League Rookie of the Year and the 2008 American League MVP. Pedroia ended the 2008 season with a .326 average with 17 home runs, 83 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases. He was tied for the MLB in hits with 213 and led the league in doubles (54), while leading the AL in runs scored (118). In December 2008, Pedroia signed a six-year contract extension with the Red Sox.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 Early Innings 9

2 Break a Leg 21

3 Rising Star 33

4 The Carson City Kid 49

5 Sun Devil 59

6 Salad Days in the Sally League 83

7 Climbing the Ladder 101

8 The Winds of Change 115

9 Going to the Show 121

10 Batter Up 131

11 Rough start 141

12 Turning a Corner 155

13 Champions 179

14 Rookie of the Year 197

15 Establishing a Routine 209

16 What Sophomore Jinx? 227

17 MVP 251

Epilogue 257

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Born to Play 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
VinnyB2 More than 1 year ago
I read Dustin Pedroia Born to Play. This book talked day one when he first started playing baseball to professional and still continuing to this day. Since day one Dustin has always have been judged, earthier by his height or strength. He used it as fuel to get him through the tuff times and show all of the people that he isn’t small and that he can play baseball. The credits started in high school. Dustin high school coach didn’t play him because he thought he was too weak and too tiny. So Dustin sat for a few games and when the second baseman got hurt the coach had to put Dustin in the game. He took advantage of that opportunity that he got and went out and showed what he is capable of. It only took one game to show what you can do, ever since that Dustin Pedroia led the team in average and hits. His sophomore year in high school, that’s when Dustin noticed that he can be really good at this game so he had to work every day. Dustin had so much fight to get to the pros that no one could tell him no! My favorite part of the book is when the Boston Red Sox selected Dustin Pedroia in the draft. There was so much emotions because everything that he has been through and he made it to the big leagues, its just inspirational. I recommend this book to everyone not just baseball players but everyone who has been told no about your dreams.
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The autobiography Born To Play by Dustin Pedroia is about how Dustin made his way to the major leagues. I enjoyed this book because it shows how determined Dustin was to make it. Also, I liked how he talked about his relationship with other famous baseball players. I would recommend this book to anybody. It is a great read that makes you want to root for Dustin Pedroia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was an inspiration to me and it was entertaining. It made me want to go outside and play baseball again. You don't have to be a sports fan to read this book either.  Dustin's life was worth writing about and now, it's worth reading about.
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The book is good. I have the hard copy of the book. It is a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book that i read it all in one day
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was awesome go pedro
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with the person that said that there is strong language in the book. Sorry pd just not a good book for little ones even though u hav a lot of little fans. There definetly was some language. Send a comment or review if u agree with me. Reply to me. Im ninja2007 (No im not born in 2007) heres an example Dear ninja2007, I agree/disagree with you because..... And so on. Thanks! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of if not the best sports books written by an actual player. I couldn't put the book down! Everyone should reid this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dustin Pedroia is soooo awesome with his funny personality! !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ilove how it is written