Out Of My League

Hardcover | March 1, 2012

byDirk Hayhurst

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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.

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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...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:340 pages, 8.62 × 5.8 × 1.3 inPublished:March 1, 2012Publisher:KensingtonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0806534850

ISBN - 13:9780806534855

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from OUCH! I used to play in the top amateur league in Canada. Or at least, like Dirk, I tried and tried. So, many of his experiences brought back similar ones I ouched through. And I would guess this applies to any kid or young adult who put it all on the line just to get a uniform, just to warm the bench and particularly to get in a game and have it going that day. Dirk's honesty about his own feelings, his ability to sketch his surroundings and his the glimpses he gives of his team mates are either dead honest. Or Dirk is a beneficent liar. Because this book is not Ball Four, not a tell all about who came to the park drunk or who wasn't screwing around on his wife when they were on the road. It's a tale of a trier. Someone who wouldn't quit till they shot him. My only problem with the book was that I ate it all in one sitting. It tasted that good.
Date published: 2013-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OUCH! I used to play in the top amateur league in Canada. Or at least, like Dirk, I tried and tried. So, many of his experiences brought back similar ones I ouched through. And I would guess this applies to any kid or young adult who put it all on the line just to get a uniform, just to warm the bench and particularly to get in a game and have it going that day. Dirk's honesty about his own feelings, his ability to sketch his surroundings and his the glimpses he gives of his team mates are either dead honest. Or Dirk is a beneficent liar. Because this book is not Ball Four, not a tell all about who came to the park drunk or who wasn't screwing around on his wife when they were on the road. It's a tale of a trier. Someone who wouldn't quit till they shot him. My only problem with the book was that I ate it all in one sitting. It tasted that good.
Date published: 2013-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read!!! I strongly recommend this book! Within five minutes of reading this book I couldn't put it down! I was hooked! This book details life of baseball most of had no idea what it really goes on. I would recommend this book to any reader.
Date published: 2012-03-06