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Bat Boy - My True Life Adventures Coming of Age with the New York Yankees

Matthew McGough

Sixteen-year-old Matthew McGough was a fairly typical teenager, obsessed with getting through high school, girls, and baseball, not necessarily in that order. His passion for the New York Yankees was absolute, complete with a poster of his hero, Yankees first baseman Don Mattingly, hanging on his bedroom wall. Despite having no connections whatsoever with the ballclub, Matt dreamed of sitting in the dugout with the fabled Bronx Bombers. So, in the Fall of 1991, he wrote a letter in his very best penmanship to the New York Yankees asking for a position as a bat boy. Miraculously, he got the job, and on April 7, 1992, Matt walked into the madness of the Yankee clubhouse on Opening Day. And there was Don Mattingly, Donnie Baseball himself, asking him to run an errand, an errand which soon induced panic in the rookie bat boy. Thus began two years of adventures and misadventures-from the perils of chewing tobacco while playing catch with the centerfielder, to being set up on a date by the bullpen, to studying for a history exam at 3:00 a.m. at Yankee Stadium, to his own folly as Matt gradually forgets he's not a baseball star, he's a high school student. BAT BOY captures the lure and beauty of the American pastime, but much more it is a tale of what happens to a young man when his fondest dream comes true. Matthew McGough wonderfully evokes that twilight time just before adulthood, ripe with possibility, foolishness, and hard-won knowledge. From the Hardcover edition.

Sixteen-year-old Matthew McGough was a fairly typical teenager, obsessed with getting through high school, girls, and baseball, not necessarily in that order. His passion for the New York Yankees was absolute, complete with a poster of his hero, Yankees first baseman Don Mattingly, hanging on his bedroom wall. Despite having no connections whatsoever with the ballclub, Matt dreamed of sitting in the dugout with the fabled Bronx Bombers. So, in the Fall of 1991, he wrote a letter in his very best penmanship to the New York Yankees asking for a position as a bat boy. Miraculously, he got the job, and on April 7, 1992, Matt walked into the madness of the Yankee clubhouse on Opening Day. And there was Don Mattingly, Donnie Baseball himself, asking him to run an errand, an errand which soon induced panic in the rookie bat boy. Thus began two years of adventures and misadventures-from the perils of chewing tobacco while playing catch with the centerfielder, to being set up on a date by the bullpen, to studying for a history exam at 3:00 a.m. at Yankee Stadium, to his own folly as Matt gradually forgets he's not a baseball star, he's a high school student. BAT BOY captures the lure and beauty of the American pastime, but much more it is a tale of what happens to a young man when his fondest dream comes true. Matthew McGough wonderfully evokes that twilight time just before adulthood, ripe with possibility, foolishness, and hard-won knowledge. From the Hardcover edition.
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Sixteen-year-old Matthew McGough was a fairly typical teenager, obsessed with getting through high school, girls, and baseball, not necessarily in that order. His passion for the New York Yankees was absolute, complete with a poster of his hero, Yankees first baseman Don Mattingly, hanging on his bedroom wall. Despite having no connections whatsoever with the ballclub, Matt dreamed of sitting in the dugout with the fabled Bronx Bombers. So, in the Fall of 1991, he wrote a letter in his very best penmanship to the New York Yankees asking for a position as a bat boy. Miraculously, he got the job, and on April 7, 1992, Matt walked into the madness of the Yankee clubhouse on Opening Day. And there was Don Mattingly, Donnie Baseball himself, asking him to run an errand, an errand which soon induced panic in the rookie bat boy. Thus began two years of adventures and misadventures-from the perils of chewing tobacco while playing catch with the centerfielder, to being set up on a date by the bullpen, to studying for a history exam at 3:00 a.m. at Yankee Stadium, to his own folly as Matt gradually forgets he's not a baseball star, he's a high school student. BAT BOY captures the lure and beauty of the American pastime, but much more it is a tale of what happens to a young man when his fondest dream comes true. Matthew McGough wonderfully evokes that twilight time just before adulthood, ripe with possibility, foolishness, and hard-won knowledge. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:56