Knocking on Heaven's Door: Six Minor Leaguers in Search of the Baseball Dream
by Marty Dobrow
A compelling account of life in baseball's minor leagues
Paperback, 323 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by University of Massachusetts Press
(first published October 16th 2010)
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A wonderful book about a disparate group of baseball players and their agent (a three-person team in Amherst, MA who do this part time). Some of the players make it big (Manny Delcarmen), some struggle with injuries (Matt Torra - former number one pick) and some just don't make it. However, it's a portrait of a side of the game one rarely sees - the competition, the long bus rides, the grind and near-poverty of minor league ball all for a shot at a dream. The author stays away (mostly) from sent...more
I loved this book. What a wonderful ride author Marty Dobrow takes us on. This books offers an intimate look at the ups-and-downs of six men trying to make it as professional baseball players, and it shows us what that journey is like through their eyes and the eyes of their families, their friends and their agents. Reading this book, I laughed at the players' antics, I cursed at the injustice of fate, and I cried tears of joy when some of them make their Major League debuts. Dobrow made me real...more
Would have loved it even if he weren't my brother. A fantastic job of research over the years that brings us inside the lives of a handful of minor leaguers aspiring to make The Show. It's simply amazing how he brings you inside the lives of the players, their families and friends.