Shawn Green's career statistics can be found on the backs of
baseball cards in shoe boxes across America: 328 home runs, 1,071
RBIs, .282 career batting average, All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver
Slugger. . . . But numbers tell only part of the story.
His path to success was as grounded in philosophical study as in
ballpark wisdom. Striving to find stillness within the rip-roaring
scene of Major League Baseball-from screaming fans to national
scandals- Green learned to approach the sport with a clear mind. In
the tradition of Phil Jackson's Sacred Hoops,
Green shares the secrets to remaining focused both on and off
the field, shedding light on a signature approach to living by
using his remarkable baseball experiences to exemplify how one can
find full awareness, presence, and, ultimately, fulfillment in any
endeavor. Following his development from inconsistent rookie to
established All-Star to aging veteran,
The Way of Baseball illustrates the spiritual practices
that enabled him to "bring stillness into the flow of life."
Requiring mastery of perspective and continual management of ego,
the game of baseball afforded Green the opportunity to explore his
potential as more than just a ballplayer. A treasure of practical
wisdom and an intimate look at what it really means to "let go,"
The Way of Baseball illuminates the creative possibilities
within us all.