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    Becoming Manny Inside the Life of Baseball's Most Enigmatic Slugger

    ISBN-10: 1416577068
    ISBN-13: 9781416577065
    Author(s): Jean Rhodes, Shawn Boburg, Leigh Montville
    Description: Authorized by the future Hall of Famer himself, and written by a clinical psychologist and an award-winning investigative journalist,Becoming Mannyis the incredible story behind one of the greatest baseball sluggers of all time. Manny Ramirez ranks  More...
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    Publisher: Scribner
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 320
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.364
    Language: English

    Authorized by the future Hall of Famer himself, and written by a clinical psychologist and an award-winning investigative journalist,Becoming Mannyis the incredible story behind one of the greatest baseball sluggers of all time. Manny Ramirez ranks seventeenth in career home runs and eighth in career slugging percentage -- the only players above him on both lists are Barry Bonds, Jimmie Foxx, and Babe Ruth.Becoming Mannybrings an unusually thoughtful analysis to the territory of sports biography, examining Manny's life through the lens of larger issues such as mentoring and immigration, while also telling the story of a great career. Manny has perplexed the baseball world for years now with his amazing hitting and his unique approach to life and to the game. Incredibly focused at the plate yet carefree everywhere else, Manny has become a constant topic of discussion on national sports radio and television, on sports websites, and in print.With unprecedented access, Jean Rhodes and Shawn Boburg have uncovered fascinating stories and family photos spanning Manny's early years to the present. This is an authorized inside look at the roots, development, and career of an individual and player on his way from the Dominican Republic and Wash-ington Heights to the Hall of Fame.

    A senior writer for Sports Illustrated, Leigh Montville also served for twenty-one years as a sports columnist for The Boston Glove. He lives in Winthrop, Massachusetts.

    Foreword
    Prologue: Selfish Slugger?
    Manny at the Plate
    Dominican Roots
    Shy Slugger
    Enter Macaco
    This Is Washington Heights
    Brooklyn Ball
    High School Hero
    Scouting Manny
    Minor Adjustments
    Winter Ball, 1991
    Kinston, North Carolina
    Moving Up
    Welcome to Cleveland
    1994: The Rookie
    1995: World Series Season
    1996: Great Expectations
    1997: World Series Redux
    1998 and 1999: Two Years of Near-Playoff Runs
    2000: Last Season in Cleveland
    Next Stop, Boston
    2001: Two Managers, One Marriage
    2002: New Ownership
    2003: Almost Paradise
    2004: Conquering the Yankees
    2004: World Series MVP
    2005: Inside the Monster
    2006: 85 Days Without Theo; 27-Game Hitting Streak; 32 Games Missed
    2007: Banner No. 2
    2008: 500 Home Runs in Dodger Blue
    Mannywood
    There's Something About Manny
    Manny Ramirez's Major League Baseball Statistics
    Acknowledgments

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