Out Of My League

by Dirk Hayhurst

Citadel Press | February 28, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 2.56 × 2.36 × 0.59 in

Published: February 28, 2012

Publisher: Citadel Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0806534850

ISBN - 13: 9780806534855

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Out Of My League

by Dirk Hayhurst

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 2.56 × 2.36 × 0.59 in

Published: February 28, 2012

Publisher: Citadel Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0806534850

ISBN - 13: 9780806534855

About the Book

Picking up where the "New York Times" bestseller "The Bullpen Gospels" leaves off, "Out of My League" continues Hayhurst's hilarious roller-coaster baseball odyssey through his rookie season.

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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.

Editorial Reviews

"This is more than a baseball book. It's the story of a man learning that it's possible to grip a baseball without it gripping him." --Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports.com  "Even more than he did in The Bullpen Gospels , Dirk Hayhurst teaches us here what happens when a ‘dream career' collides with reality. There is such universality in his struggles, that if by the book's end you don't become him in your mind, there's probably something wrong with your heart." --Keith Olbermann "We all know the story of the wide-eyed rookie just happy to reach the major leagues. Problem is, there's so much more to it. Dirk Hayhurst takes us along on his journey from fringe prospect to major leaguer, with its exhilarating highs but also its punishing lows. The ride is gripping, revealing--and not at all what you'd expect. The author peels back his evolution as a person and a player, ranging far from the field yet showing compelling sides of the game that fans rarely see."  --Tyler Kepner, The New York Times "Once again, Dirk Hayhurst brings readers into a world they rarely see: the hardscrabble world of minor-league baseball. It is a world full of political drama, financial stress and daily heartache. These are players you rarely hear about, players who rarely become rich or famous. Most, in fact, face the same kinds of struggles as the rest of us." --Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports "Dirk Hayhurst has done it again. His second book is as good if not better than his first. Turns out he's a sta
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