Wild Pitches:: Extra Innings From Out of My League

Kensington Publishing Corp.
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"Dirk Hayhurst has done it again. . .Turns out he's a starter and a closer." —Tim Kurkjian, ESPN

As a major and not-so-major league pitcher, Dirk Hayhurst has learned to master more than striking out batters. While waiting for his name to be called in the bullpen, he honed his gifts as a storyteller, one the New York Times calls the "best writer in a baseball uniform." In this often hilarious collection of adventures on and off the diamond, Dirk details the intricacies of pulling off an epic team prank, even if it's at his own expense; the art of creating the perfect professional baseball nickname; his comically ineffective attempts at writing romance novels; and the bizarre tale in which a bear gets punched in the face (yes, really). No matter how wild his story, Dirk proves once again he knows that it's all in the delivery.

"I find his writing both entertaining and thought provoking. . .unlike his fastball." —Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay Rays All-Star

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

"Hayhurst delivers an entertaining story for more than just sports fans." —Jordan Bastian, MLB.com

"Hayhurst explains life in the minors and the major leagues like you've never read it before." —J. J. Cooper, Baseball America

"Insight and humor from the pitcher's mound." —Businessweek

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About the author

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 on the Olbermann show on ESPN 2, and a panelist on TBS's coverage of the MLB postseason. Visit him at dirkhayhurst.com.

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Publisher
Kensington Publishing Corp.
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Published on
Feb 1, 2013
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Pages
144
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ISBN
9780806536408
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Sports & Recreation / Baseball / Essays & Writings
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Content protection
This content is DRM protected.
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