Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit

· Sold by Penguin
11 reviews

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A hilairious inside baseball account of year in the minor leagues

Odd Man Out captures the gritty essence of our national pastime as it is played outside the spot­light. Matt McCarthy, a decent left-handed starting pitcher on one of the worst squads in Yale history, earned a ticket to spring training as the twenty-sixth-round draft pick of the 2002 Anaheim Angels. This is the hilarious inside story of his year with the Provo Angels, Anaheim's minor league affiliate in the heart of Mormon country, as McCarthy navigates the ups and downs of an antic, grueling season, filled with cross-country bus trips, bizarre rivalries, and wild locker-room hijinks.
11 reviews
Joe D
March 30, 2018
A great read about the true life in the minors
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Fabulous look at the life of a minor league ballplayer. I was interested and engaged from the first page to the last and still wanted more. Also it was great to get more background on the back stories of some current well known major league players.
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rabck from bookstogive; the author spends a year in the minor leagues based in Provo Utah, but traveling by bus to games in various states and Canada. Very draining lifestyle. The games are usually ...

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Matt McCarthy left professional baseball in 2003 and enrolled in medical school at Harvard University. He is an intern at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

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