The Baseball Whisperer : a small-town coach who shaped Big League dreams (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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The Baseball Whisperer : a small-town coach who shaped Big League dreams

Author: Michael Tackett
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Traces the ... story of Merl Eberly and his Clarinda A's baseball team, which he tended over the course of five decades, transforming them from a town team to a collegiate summer league powerhouse. Along with Ozzie Smith, future manager Bud Black, and star player Von Hayes, Merl developed scores of major league players (six of which are currently playing). In the process, Merl taught them to be men, insisting on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Merl Eberly; Merl Eberly
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Tackett
ISBN: 9780544387645 0544387643
OCLC Number: 926050437
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Changed lives --
A place to grow --
"Come out or get out" --
Where the work ethic still works --
Baseball family --
National champions --
Merl's rules --
"No bright lights" --
Opportunity --
Stepping off the field --
Keeping --
Renewal --
Blue goose --
Heading home --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Michael Tackett.

Abstract:

"Traces the ... story of Merl Eberly and his Clarinda A's baseball team, which he tended over the course of five decades, transforming them from a town team to a collegiate summer league powerhouse. Along with Ozzie Smith, future manager Bud Black, and star player Von Hayes, Merl developed scores of major league players (six of which are currently playing). In the process, Merl taught them to be men, insisting on hard work, integrity, and responsibility"--Dust jacket flap.

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