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Bigger Than the Game: Restitching a Major League Life

Dirk Hayhurst


ISBN: 9780806534879
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Dirk's latest memoir about his sports injury, his rehab, and the lessons he learned outside of the game, will go down as yet another baseball classic.
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ISBN: 9780806534879
ANNOTATION:
Dirk's latest memoir about his sports injury, his rehab, and the lessons he learned outside of the game, will go down as yet another baseball classic.

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Dirk's latest memoir about his sports injury, his rehab, and the lessons he learned outside of the game, will go down as yet another baseball classic.

Publisher Description

"The best writer in a baseball uniform." --Tyler Kepner, The New York Times After nearly a decade in the minors, Dirk Hayhurst defied the odds to climb onto the pitcher's mound for the Toronto Blue Jays. Newly married, with a big league paycheck and a brand new house, Hayhurst was ready for a great season in the Bigs.

Then fate delivered a crushing hit. Hayhurst blew out his pitching shoulder in an insane off-season workout program. After surgery, rehab, and more rehab, his major-league dreams seemed more distant than ever.

From there things got worse, weirder, and funnier. In a crazy world of injured athletes, autograph-seeking nuns, angry wrestlers, and trainers with a taste for torture, Hayhurst learned lessons about the game--and himself--that were not in any rulebook. Honest, soul?searching, insightful, hilarious, and moving, Dirk Hayhurst's latest memoir is an indisputable baseball classic.

Praise for The Bullpen Gospels and Out of My League

"Dirk Hayhurst writes about baseball in a unique way. Observant, insightful, human, and hilarious." --Bob Costas

"A fun read. . .This book shows why baseball is so often used as a metaphor for life." --Keith Olbermann

"Entertaining and engaging. . .reminiscent of Jim Bouton's Ball Four." --Booklist

"A rare gem of a baseball book." --Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated

"A humorous, candid, and insightful memoir of Hayhurst's rookie season in the majors. . .Grade: Home Run." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

Author Biography

Dirk Hayhurst is the New York Times bestselling author of The Bullpen Gospels, Out of My League, Bigger Than the Game, and the e-book Wild Pitches. Drafted from Kent State University in 2003 as a senior sign, Hayhurst pitched professionally for nine years on more than eight minor league teams and three major league teams--the San Diego Padres, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Tampa Bay Rays. He has been a professional broadcaster and baseball analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays and Sportsnet Toronto, a contributor for ESPN with the Olbermann Show on ESPN 2, and a panelist on TBS's coverage of the MLB post season. Visit him at

Product Details

Author
Dirk Hayhurst
Short Title
BIGGER THAN THE GAME
Publisher
Citadel Press
Language
English
ISBN-10
0806534877
ISBN-13
9780806534879
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Pages
305
Subtitle
Restitching a Major League Life
Country of Publication
United States
Year
2015
Publication Date
2015-02-02