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I live for this! : baseball's last true believer

Author: Bill Plaschke; Tommy Lasorda
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tommy Lasorda is perhaps baseball's most famous and popular figure. At 79, after 20 years of managing and 57 years with one franchise, this Hall of Famer still suits up in Dodger Blue every day. He also keeps a travel schedule that would dizzy the most frequent fliers. Lasorda went from a scrawny, overlooked Italian kid of average ability to become one of the world's most recognizable baseball faces--and he fought  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tommy Lasorda; Tommy Lasorda
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Plaschke; Tommy Lasorda
ISBN: 9780618653874 0618653872
OCLC Number: 124039150
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 236 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 I Fought for this 1 --
2 I Gambled for this 22 --
3 I Trained for this 44 --
4 I Bounced Around for this 75 --
5 I Hungered for this 98 --
6 I was Born for this 121 --
7 I Preached for this 149 --
8 I Nearly Died for this 176 --
9 I Cried for this 203 --
Epilogue: I was Reborn for this 217 --
Tommy Lasorda's Managerial Record 221.
Responsibility: Bill Plaschke with Tommy Lasorda.
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Tommy Lasorda is perhaps baseball's most famous and popular figure. At 79, after 20 years of managing and 57 years with one franchise, this Hall of Famer still suits up in Dodger Blue every day. He also keeps a travel schedule that would dizzy the most frequent fliers. Lasorda went from a scrawny, overlooked Italian kid of average ability to become one of the world's most recognizable baseball faces--and he fought for it every step of the way. Plaschke takes us inside the day-to-day world of this baseball great to reveal a side of Lasorda that few people know. Along the way, we're treated to some of the most outrageous stories in sports, and we discover Lasorda's unshakable opinions about what plagues baseball today.--From publisher description.

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