My Name Escapes Me

By: Alec Guinness; John Le Carré (Preface by)


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My Name Escapes Me

By: Alec Guinness

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Format - Hardcover

Condition - Excellent

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Publication Date - Aug 1997

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ISBN: 9780670875894

"He says it's no big deal - he simply shows up for his job every day, just like millions of other working people. But when Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr., reported to the baseball field on September 6, 1995, for a record-breaking 2,131st consecutive time, Americans felt otherwise. In an era of big-money sports, strikes, and grandstanding, the hardest-working ballplayer in the world had single-handedly put the "great" back in America's greatest game." "Now, with the candor and grace that have endeared him to fans, Ripken tells the story of his journey to that moment and beyond." "Best of all, Cal takes us inside the brain of one of the game's smartest players. He dissects the dedication to craft it takes to be a shortstop - especially when you're six-foot-four. He takes us through his strategies at the plate and in the field, his attention to the tiniest detail of positioning, or glove selection, or batting stance. It's a private lesson with one of the true masters of the art of playing baseball." "Cal Ripken knows what it means to make a commitment, like the one he's made to his hometown and its team for his whole career, and to his own family. In this rich and rewarding memoir, we find out why he gives back as much as he takes from the game and the fans - it's the only way he knows."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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