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One man's dream : my town, my team, my time

Author: Frank White; Bill Althaus
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Ascend Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Memoirs of hometown Royals second baseman, Frank White, who graduated from the Baseball Academy, won 8 Golden Gloves, batted cleanup in the I-70 World Series, and won five berths in the All-Star Game.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
White, Frank, 1950-
One man's dream.
[S.l.] : Ascend Books, ©2012
(OCoLC)800038993
Named Person: Frank White
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank White; Bill Althaus
ISBN: 9780985631444 0985631449 9780985631437 0985631430
OCLC Number: 823293498
Notes: Includes Frank White's career stats and box scores for the 1985 World Series.
Description: 1 online resource (271 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover ; Copyright ; Contents ; 1. "No, I'm serious. I want you to bat cleanup." ; 2. "They had a small house, but they had the best outside toilet in Grapeland." ; 3. "I remember lying on the floor, hearing the police sirens and gunfire off in the distance. It was a scary time." ; 4. "You need to take a chance on this kid." ; 5. "The House that White Built? Not exactly." ; 6. "We were an expansion team that never finished in last place." 7. "Every day, to and from school, we'd walk past Municipal Stadium, where the Kansas City A's played. And we'd lay our hands on the wall of the stadium and dream about playing there someday." 8. "I think going to Yankee Stadium in 1976 was a lot more intimidating than it is now because the fans were a lot rowdier and were very disrespectful." ; 9. "Family, friends, fans, wherever you went, people were saying, 'You guys can't let this happen again, we gotta win this.'" 10. "Personally it was a tough time because we weren't making very much money. I had to go to the bank and take out a loan." 11. "I won't say I was the best offensive second basemen ever, but I will go on the record and say I was the best defensive second basemen ever." ; 12. "It kind of sneaked up on me because I didn't think about things like that." ; 13. "Twenty years from now, the kids who play in the RBI Program will know about Frank White and he will never be forgotten." 14. "I was shaving and looking at myself in the mirror and I didn't like myself anymore. I didn't like who I was seeing." 15. "I'm not the problem." ; 16. "The one thing that stood out from the event at the Kauffman Center was that all the guys there were winners." ; 17. "During all this with the Royals, she made sure I was okay." ; 18. "At times like that, I get humble. It's almost like you want to just put your head down, because it's so unexpected." ; 19. "George had the opportunity to fight for himself and he went out on his own terms. Good for him, he deserved it." 20. "He worked hard to become a Gold Glove third baseman and he was the best clutch hitter in the game." 21. "Do you know that this is the first baseball game played on this field in over 35 years?" ; 22. Frankly Speaking ; 23. "Never say never." ; 24. My Career Stats / 1985 World Series Box Scores ; Acknowledgments.
Other Titles: My town, my team, my time
Responsibility: Frank White with Bill Althaus.

Abstract:

Memoirs of hometown Royals second baseman, Frank White, who graduated from the Baseball Academy, won 8 Golden Gloves, batted cleanup in the I-70 World Series, and won five berths in the All-Star Game.

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