Fear Strikes Out: The Jim Piersall Story by Jim PiersallFear Strikes Out: The Jim Piersall Story by Jim Piersall

Fear Strikes Out: The Jim Piersall Story

byJim Piersall, Al Hirshberg

Paperback | February 1, 1999

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"Jim Piersall, 22 year old outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, had a mental breakdown in 1952-one so complete that seven months virtually have vanished from his memory. . . . This account of his experience is a frank and fascinating one."-Chicago Sunday Tribune "The story of a man who became mentally 'sick, ' and how, through competent medical care, the help of a sympathetic and most understanding wife, the patience and encouragement of manager, teammates and fans, and above all his own splendid courage, he made a complete recovery and resumed his baseball career. . . .. How we overcame his fears is a dramatic, heart-warming story."-Library Journal Jim Piersall played baseball in the 1950s and 1960s for the Boston Red Sox, the Cleveland Indians, the Washington Senators, the New York Mets, and the California Angels. After brief forays into professional football and wrestling businesses, he has worked for many years in broadcasting and minor league player development for the Chicago Cubs. He lives in Arizona during the off-season and in Chicago during the season.
Jim Piersall (1930-2017) played baseball in the 1950s and 1960s for the Boston Red Sox, the Cleveland Indians, the Washington Senators, the New York Mets, and the California Angels. After brief forays into professional football and wrestling businesses, he worked for many years in broadcasting and minor league player development for th...
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Title:Fear Strikes Out: The Jim Piersall StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.4 inPublished:February 1, 1999Publisher:UNP - Bison BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803287615

ISBN - 13:9780803287617

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Overcoming your fears is never easy. Jim Piersall, a 22-year-old outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, had a mental breakdown in 1952 that erased seven months from his memory. In Fear Strikes Out: The Jim Piersall Story, readers learn how he overcame his fears with the help of his wife, manager and teammates.

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"The story of a man who became mentally ‘sick,’ and how, through competent medical care, the help of a sympathetic and most understanding wife, the patience and encouragement of manager, teammates and fans, and above all his own splendid courage, he made a complete recovery and resumed his baseball career. . . . How he overcame his fears is a dramatic, heart-warming story. It is most refreshing to read how the Boston Red Sox, from manager down, backed up Jim in his fight for rehabilitation, and helped him regain the confidence that brought him back."—Library Journal - Library Journal