World Series Winners: What It Takes to Claim Baseball's Ultimate Prize

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World Series Winners: What It Takes to Claim Baseball's Ultimate Prize

Format:  Hardcover,

229 pages

Publisher: Independent Pub Group

Publish Date: May 2012

ISBN-13: 9781600786716

ISBN-10: 1600786715

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Demonstrating that claiming the most sought-after moniker in baseball is truly an epic journey, this record explores what separates World Series victors from those who come up short. More than 50 current and former Major League Baseball players, managers, and coaches from the last 50 years--all of whom have World Series championships under their belts--are interviewed, including Jack Morris, Lance Parrish, Kent Hrbek, Jim Kaat, and Dave Winfield. Packed with never-before-published stories, this chronicle includes hilarious tales from the clubhouse and dugout as well as inspirational and educational anecdotes. Answering questions such as "How are great teams built? How do you keep players motivated when momentum seems to be turning against them? "and" What are the key qualities that every leader must possess?" this investigation illustrates how championship baseball teams offer valuable lessons that can be readily applied to everyday life.

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Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Publish Date: May 2012
ISBN-13: 9781600786716
ISBN-10: 1600786715
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 229
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 1.0 x 8.5

Chapter outline

Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xvii
What Does It Mean to Be a World Series Champion?p. 1
What Was Special About That Championship Team?p. 51
Defining Moments of a Championship Seasonp. 99
World Series-Winning Managersp. 125
Winners Share Their Favorite Championship Momentsp. 157
Memories and Musings from a Magical Seasonp. 171
Life Lessons Learned by Winning the World Seriesp. 187
Appendicesp. 213
Notesp. 221

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Demonstrating that claiming the most sought-after moniker in baseball is truly an epic journey, this record explores what separates World Series victors from those who come up short. More than 50 current and former Major League Baseball players, managers, and coaches from the last 50 years—all of whom have World Series championships under their belts—are interviewed, including Jack Morris, Lance Parrish, Kent Hrbek, Jim Kaat, and Dave Winfield.

Packed with never-before-published stories, this chronicle includes hilarious tales from the clubhouse and dugout as well as inspirational and educational anecdotes. Answering questions such as How are great teams built? How do you keep players motivated when momentum seems to be turning against them? and What are the key qualities that every leader must possess? this investigation illustrates how championship baseball teams offer valuable lessons that can be readily applied to everyday life.

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