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Fear strikes out : the Jim Piersall story

Author: Jimmy Piersall; Al Hirshberg
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A star of the 1950s Red Sox recounts his career and his battle with mental illnessWhen Jim Piersall first donned a Boston Red Sox uniform, he quickly distinguished himself as one of baseball & rsquo;s most colorful figures. Prone to wild rages, he argued with umpires, managers, and his fellow teammates, showing off an unpredictable personality that fans and sportswriters ate up, but which infuriated his club. His  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: Jimmy Piersall; Jimmy Piersall
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jimmy Piersall; Al Hirshberg
ISBN: 9781453220740 1453220747
OCLC Number: 778563794
Description: 1 online resource
Other Titles: Jim Piersall story
Responsibility: Jim Piersall and Al Hirshberg.

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A star of the 1950s Red Sox recounts his career and his battle with mental illnessWhen Jim Piersall first donned a Boston Red Sox uniform, he quickly distinguished himself as one of baseball & rsquo;s most colorful figures. Prone to wild rages, he argued with umpires, managers, and his fellow teammates, showing off an unpredictable personality that fans and sportswriters ate up, but which infuriated his club. His behavior became more erratic until he suffered a violent breakdown that saw him institutionalized and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Cowritten with Boston sportswriter Al Hirshberg, this is the story of Piersall & rsquo;s collapse and his subsequent attempt to return to the major leagues. A shattering confessional of mental hardship, Fear Strikes Out is an unforgettable look at the difficulties of playing sports at the highest level.

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