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Bigger Than The Game

by Dirk Hayhurst

Citadel Press | March 4, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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After nearly a decade in the minors, Dirk Hayhurst defied the odds to climb onto the pitcher's mound for the Toronto Blue Jays. Newly married, with a big league paycheck and a brand new house, Hayhurst was ready for a great season in the Bigs.

Then fate delivered a crushing hit. Hayhurst blew out his pitching shoulder in an insane off-season workout program. After surgery, rehab, and more rehab, his major-league dreams seemed more distant than ever.

From there things got worse, weirder, and funnier. In a crazy world of injured athletes, autograph-seeking nuns, angry wrestlers, and trainers with a taste for torture, Hayhurst learned lessons about the game-and himself-that were not in any rulebook. Honest, soul-searching, insightful, hilarious, and moving, Dirk Hayhurst's latest memoir is an indisputable baseball classic.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.35 × 5.65 × 0.75 in

Published: March 4, 2014

Publisher: Citadel Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0806534877

ISBN - 13: 9780806534879

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Bigger Than The Game

by Dirk Hayhurst

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.35 × 5.65 × 0.75 in

Published: March 4, 2014

Publisher: Citadel Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0806534877

ISBN - 13: 9780806534879

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After nearly a decade in the minors, Dirk Hayhurst defied the odds to climb onto the pitcher's mound for the Toronto Blue Jays. Newly married, with a big league paycheck and a brand new house, Hayhurst was ready for a great season in the Bigs.

Then fate delivered a crushing hit. Hayhurst blew out his pitching shoulder in an insane off-season workout program. After surgery, rehab, and more rehab, his major-league dreams seemed more distant than ever.

From there things got worse, weirder, and funnier. In a crazy world of injured athletes, autograph-seeking nuns, angry wrestlers, and trainers with a taste for torture, Hayhurst learned lessons about the game-and himself-that were not in any rulebook. Honest, soul-searching, insightful, hilarious, and moving, Dirk Hayhurst's latest memoir is an indisputable baseball classic.

Editorial Reviews

"The best writer in a baseball uniform." -Tyler Kepner, The New York Times

Praise for The Bullpen Gospels and Out of My League

"Dirk Hayhurst writes about baseball in a unique way. Observant, insightful, human, and hilarious." -Bob Costas

 "A fun read.  .  .This book shows why baseball is so often used as a metaphor for life." -Keith Olbermann

"Entertaining and engaging.  .  .reminiscent of Jim Bouton's Ball Four." -Booklist

"A rare gem of a baseball book." -Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated

"A humorous, candid, and insightful memoir of Hayhurst's rookie season in the majors.  .  .Grade: Home Run." -Cleveland Plain Dealer

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