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A story with a big heart about a boy, a coach, the game of baseball, and the game of life.

"There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever."

There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do."

The coach's message was not simply about winning but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him. 14 illustrations.

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The author of Liar's Poker reflects on a turning point in his life — a baseball game when he was 14 — when the irascible Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand and conveyed such confident trust that the boy had no choice but to live up to it.

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"[Lewis] has such a gift for storytelling."--New York Times

Synopsis:

"There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever." There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do." The coach's message was not simply about winning but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.

About the Author

Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Moneyball, The New New Thing, and Liar's Poker. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393060911
Author:
Lewis, Michael
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Lewis, Michael
Subject:
Baseball - Essays & Writings
Subject:
Sports - Baseball
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Baseball coaches
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Baseball coaches - Louisiana - New Orleans
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Baseball - Coaching
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 illustrations
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.00x5.04x.55 in. .42 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The author of Liar's Poker reflects on a turning point in his life — a baseball game when he was 14 — when the irascible Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand and conveyed such confident trust that the boy had no choice but to live up to it.
"Synopsis" by , "[Lewis] has such a gift for storytelling."--New York Times
"Synopsis" by , "There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever." There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do." The coach's message was not simply about winning but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.
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