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Publisher Description

A story with a big heart about a boy, a coach, the game of baseball, and the game of life.

"There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever." There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do." The coach's message was not simply about winning but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.

GENRE
Sports & Outdoors
RELEASED
2005
April 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
96
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Ghjgfy ,

Powerful Message

This book was a great tale that all parents should read. Kids need to be pushed and not pampered. The story discusses the importance of helping kids confront their fears and failures to build resilience. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and highly recommend it.

Johnpassaro ,

Gem

Great read about how a great coach can influence your life and how todays parents shelter athletes from "learning" on their own.

96 pages of awesome.

$hanbo ,

Defective

Only 21 pages came with my download and most of those are blank - literally zero content to this book.

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