The bullpen gospels: [major league dreams of a minor league veteran]

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Upon its release, The Bullpen Gospels was a direct hit to the New York Times bestseller list. With comparisons to Jim Boutons's Ball Four, The Bullpen Gospels is slated to be a classic of the genre.From the humble heights of a Class-A pitcher's mound to the deflating lows of sleeping on his gun-toting grandmother's air mattress, veteran reliever Dirk Hayhurst steps out of the bullpen to deliver the best pitch of his career—a raw and unflinching account of his life in the minors.Whether training tarantulas to protect his room from thieving employees in a backwater hotel or absorbing the gentle mockery of some not-quite-starstruck schoolchildren, Hayhurst reveals a side of baseball—and life—rarely seen on ESPN.
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subject_facet Minor league baseball -- United States, Pitchers (Baseball) -- United States -- Biography
title_display The bullpen gospels : major league dreams of a minor league veteran
title_full The Bullpen Gospels Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran, The bullpen gospels : major league dreams of a minor league veteran / Dirk Hayhurst, The bullpen gospels [electronic resource] : [major league dreams of a minor league veteran] / by Dirk Hayhurst
title_short The bullpen gospels :
title_sub [major league dreams of a minor league veteran]
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Nonfiction, Sports & Recreations