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My Bat Boy Days: Lessons I Learned from the Boys of Summer

3.45  ·  Rating Details  ·  22 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
On the evening of March 28, 1956, Steve Garvey's father, a Greyhound bus driver in the Tampa Bay area, asked his young son if he'd like to accompany him as he drove the Brooklyn Dodgers to a spring-training game with the New York Yankees. For Garvey, a baseball card collector and an aspiring Little Leaguer, the opportunity stretched beyond his wildest imagination and marke ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published March 25th 2008 by Scribner
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Donald
Dec 27, 2014 Donald rated it it was ok
I liked this book, but I was a bit disappointed with what I believed the title promised, and what was actually in it. I thought it would be a lot more insight from the author and his time with the players profiled. Instead, I found this to be 9 mini biographies of players he had admired. The bat boy days piece didn't really impact me. But, I did like the 9 mini biographies, so it wasn't a waste of time, especially considering what a quick read it is!
Scott
May 05, 2016 Scott rated it liked it
Brief but heartfelt tribute to men who made an impression on the author.
Matt
Jul 29, 2008 Matt rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Baseball Fans
Garvey was my first sports hero as a kid (I'll never forget his gamewinning homerun off of Lee Smith in the 84 playoffs!). And the book is about the 50s Brooklyn Dodgers. A truly great team! So these facts alone give it 3 stars. It's pretty basic, and Garvey's moralizing is empty and lame, but there are interesting stories and facts in it. An easy and fun read, if you are a baseball fan.
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Aug 11, 2008 Oldbluebus rated it really liked it
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Enjoyable, quick read; recommended for middle-school-aged baseball fans.
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A fun book to read for those of us baseball fans 50 years old and older.
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