After six years of laying it on the line in the minors, pitcher
Dirk Hayhurst hopes 2008 is the year he breaks into the big
leagues. But every time Dirk looks up, the bases are loaded with
new challenges, on and off the field: a wedding balancing on a
blind hope, a family in chaos, and paychecks that beg Dirk to
answer, "How long can I afford to keep doing this?"
Then it finally happens--Dirk gets called up to the Majors, to
play for the San Diego Padres. A dream comes true when he takes the
mound against the San Francisco Giants, kicking off forty insane
days and nights in the Bigs--with a big paycheck, bigger-than-life
personalities, and the biggest pressure he's ever felt.
Like the classic games of baseball's illustrious history,
Out of My League entertains from the first pitch to the
last out, capturing the gritty realities of playing on the big
stage, the comedy and camaraderie in the dugouts and locker rooms,
and the hard-fought, personal journeys that drive our love of
America's favorite pastime.