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"The best baseball book since Moneyball."

Hailed by critics as one of the great books about baseball, Odd Man Out captures the gritty essence of our national pastime as it is played outside the spot­light. Matt McCarthy, a decent left-handed starting pitcher on one of the worst squads in Yale history, earned a ticket to spring training as the twenty-sixth-round draft pick of the 2002 Anaheim Angels. This is the hilarious inside story of his year with the Provo Angels, Anaheim's minor league affiliate in the heart of Mormon country, as McCarthy navigates the ups and downs of an antic, grueling season, filled with cross-country bus trips, bizarre rivalries, and wild locker-room hijinks.

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McCarthy, a decent left-handed pitcher, earned a ticket to spring training as the 26th-round draft pick of the 2002 Anaheim Angels. This is the hilarious inside story of his year with the Provo Angels, Anaheim's minor league affiliate in the heart of Mormon country.

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Matt McCarthy left professional baseball in 2003 and enrolled in medical school at Harvard University. He is an intern at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

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PeteRose Fan, February 26, 2010 (view all comments by PeteRose Fan)
This was a great read, well written and expertly paced. Good enough that I Googled the author, his teammates, the Provo Angels, and other aspects of the memoir just to catch up and learn more of them 9 yrs later. I was dismayed to see the book slandered by the NY Times and alliterate bloggers for some really negligible (and possibly imaginary) discrepancies. The entire memoir complements accurately the experiences of other low-minor leaguers recorded in previous memoirs (e.g., The Boys Who Would Be Cubs (1990; J. Bosco) and Minor Players, Major Dreams (1997; B.H. Mandel). It also accords well with conversations I've had with others associated with pro ball and sounded just like the dugouts/bullpens of the Fla State League games that I attend frequently (when there are only 250 fans there with you for any given FSL game, you can eavesdrop very effectively). I consider this the best MiLB memoir I've ever read and I favor the genre.
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ISBN:
9780143116813
Author:
Mccarthy, Matt
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
McCarthy, Matt
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball - Essays & Writings
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
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Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.02x5.36x.65 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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