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Where Nobody Knows Your Name - Life in Minor League Baseball

John Feinstein

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From the acclaimed #1 bestselling author . . . a riveting journey through the world of minor-league baseball "No one grows up playing baseball pretending that they're pitching or hitting in Triple-A." -Chris Schwinden, Triple-A pitcher "If you don't like it here, do a better job." -Ron Johnson, Triple-A manager John Feinstein gave readers an unprecedented view of the PGA Tour in A Good Walk Spoiled. He opened the door to an NCAA basketball locker room in his explosive bestseller A Season on the Brink. Now, turning his eye to our national pastime, sports journalist John Feinstein explores the colorful and mysterious world of minor-league baseball-a gateway through which all major-league players pass in their careers . . . hoping never to return. Baseball's minor leagues are a paradox. For some players, the minors are a glorious launching pad toward years of fame and fortune; for others, a crash-landing pad when injury or poor play forces a big leaguer back to a life of obscure ballparks and cramped buses instead of Fenway Park and plush charter planes. Focusing exclusively on the Triple-A level, one step beneath Major League Baseball, Feinstein introduces readers to nine unique men: three pitchers, three position players, two managers, and an umpire. Through their compelling stories, Feinstein pulls back the veil on a league that is chock-full of gifted baseball players, managers, and umpires who are all one moment away from getting called up-or back-to the majors. The stories are hard to believe: a first-round draft pick and pitching ace who rocketed to major-league success before finding himself suddenly out of the game, hatching a presumptuous plan to get one more shot at the mound; a home run-hitting former World Series hero who lived the dream, then bounced among six teams before facing the prospects of an unceremonious end to his career; a big-league All-Star who, in the span of five months, went from being completely out of baseball to becoming a star in the ALDS, then signing a $10 million contr

Language:

English

Length:

11h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:45

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:11


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:49


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:14


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:20


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:16


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:28


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:31


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:23


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:45


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:39


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:45


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:54


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:09


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:02


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:22


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:19


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:16


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:14


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:39


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:53


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:53


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:17


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:16


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

01:09


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:54


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:57


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:14


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:10


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:05


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:59


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:30


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

00:55


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:22


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:46


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:42


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:17


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:20


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:24


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:04


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:09


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:11


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:17


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:53


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:16


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:11


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

00:44


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:29


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:48


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

02:11


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:37


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:22


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:20


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:25


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:13


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:13


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:22


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:12


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:08


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:03


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:30


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:33


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:14


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:31


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

00:37