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Sons of baseball : growing up with a Major League dad ; foreword by Cal Ripken Jr.  Cover Image Book Book

Sons of baseball : growing up with a Major League dad ; foreword by Cal Ripken Jr. / Mark Braff.

Braff, Mark, 1955- (author.).


"Sons of Baseball is full of personal stories from sons of major league baseball players who talk about what it was like growing up with a famous father. Along the way, we get a rare glimpse of the ballplayers themselves, not as pitchers, hitters, managers, and coaches, but as dads and granddads"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781538176887
  • Physical Description: 211 pages : black and white illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword, by Cal Ripken Jr. -- Introduction -- Jerry Hairston & Jerry Hairston Jr. : following grandpa and dad into the family business -- Roger Maris & Kevin Maris : still teaching lessons from dad -- Larry Doby & Larry Doby Jr. : from baseball to Billy Joel -- John Wathan & Dusty Wathan : cup ball and stories from Buck O'Neil -- Henry Rodriguez & David Rodriguez : seeking dad's acceptance : "All I wanted was a Barbie" -- Mariano Rivera & Jafet Rivera : "Come on, Rivera, throw the cutter" -- Vada Pinson & Vada Pinson III : yearning for a father's love -- Yogi Berra & Larry Berra : fielding fungoes from Mickey Mantle -- Dave McNally & Jeff McNally : a national television debut at age seven -- Jack Aker & Matt Aker : if it's Tuesday, this must be Lynchburg -- Boog Powell & John W. Powell Jr. : stealing (and abandoning) the groundskeepers' cart -- Gil Hodges & Gil Hodges Jr. : embracing the legacy -- Tony Pena & Tony Pena Jr. : poking sleeping players with toothpicks -- Jim Bouton & Michael Bouton : riding upside down to Yankee Stadium -- Leo Cardenas & Leo Cardenas Jr. : "I should have made it" -- Bobby Richardson & Robby Richardson : getting past Frank Crosetti, baseball cop -- Mike Hargrove & Andy Hargrove : fishing off Bo Jackson's lap -- Ron Guidry & Brandon Guidry : handfuls of Bazooka and other stadium fun.
Subject: Baseball players > United States > Biography.
Baseball players > Family relationships > United States.
Fathers and sons > United States > Biography.

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