My Bat Boy Days: Lessons I Learned From The Boys Of Summer. Steve Garvey.

My Bat Boy Days: Lessons I Learned From The Boys Of Summer

New York: Scribners, 2008. First edition. First edition, first printing. Fine, fresh unread copy in equally fine dust jacket. Hardcover. 149 pp. In late March, 1956, eight-year old Steve Garvey's father, a Greyhound bus driver in the Tampa area, asked his son if he'd like to ride along as he drove the Brooklyn Dodgers to a spring training game with the New York Yankees. Garvey wound up spending five years (1956-61) as a batboy, mostly for the Brooklyn Dodgers but also for the Yankees and the Tigers during spring training. Garvey, of course, would go on to star for the Los Angeles Dodgers as an All Star first baseman. In this memoir, he recalls the leadership of Pee Wee Reese, the pasison of Jackie Robinson , Gil Hodges' dignity, Roy Campanella's compassion , Mickey Mantle's fortitude, among others. Fine / fine. Item #E25999
ISBN: 9781416548249

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