Bat Boy

My True Life Adventures Coming of Age with the New York Yankees

Author: Matthew McGough

Publisher: Anchor

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Most of us have dreamed of sitting in the dugout with our favorite baseball team, and at sixteen Matt McGough was no different. A few months after sending a blind application letter to George Steinbrenner, on Opening Day 1992 Matt found himself walking into the legendary Yankee clubhouse. There, amid the chaos and excitement, he was greeted by none other than his idol Don Mattingly — who promptly played a prank on him.Thus began two years of adventures and misadventures, from being set up on a date by the bullpen to playing blackjack on the team plane to studying for an exam at 3 am in Yankee Stadium. Through these often hilarious experiences, and especially through his friendships with the ballplayers, Matt learned priceless lessons about honor, responsibility, and the importance of believing in oneself. A magical tale of what happens to a young man when his fondest dream comes true, Bat Boy wonderfully evokes that twilight time just before adulthood, ripe with possibility, foolishness, and hard-won knowledge.

Going Mutant: The Bat Boy Exposed!

Author: Neil McGinness

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Humor

Page: 224

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The Weekly World News team uncovers the definitive and faux-tastic story of Bat Boy, from his hardscrabble origins in the caves of West Virginia to his global influence in the twenty-first century. Going Mutant reveals how Bat Boy has heeded a call to service that has embarrassed less forthcoming mutants: During the Gulf War, he deployed with the Special Forces. He later earned a special commendation from George W. Bush for his use of sonar, which led troops to the spider hole housing Saddam Hussein. And now Bat Boy joins forces with an unlikely crew of soldiers, scientists, and swamp mamas to battle a global pandemic that threatens to destroy our planet. This is an intimate look at the half-bat/half-boy, who has until now been shrouded in mystery (despite countless sightings and a megahit musical). Here, Bat Boy’s life is illuminated through a series of public and private documents obtained by the equally mysterious Dr. Barry Leed of the University of Indianapolis and through Weekly World News clippings. All this information comes together in this new Bitingsroman that reveals an archetypal American trickster who has risen from his lowly origins to become America’s favorite freedom fighter.

My Bat Boy Days

Lessons I Learned from the Boys of Summer

Author: Steve Garvey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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On the evening of March 28, 1956, Steve Garvey's father, a Greyhound bus driver in the Tampa Bay area, asked his young son if he'd like to accompany him as he drove the Brooklyn Dodgers to a spring-training game with the New York Yankees. For Garvey, a baseball card collector and an aspiring Little Leaguer, the opportunity stretched beyond his wildest imagination and marked the beginning of a legendary career and life in baseball. Garvey spent five years (1956-1961) as a bat boy, mostly for the Brooklyn Dodgers and briefly for the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers. The fact that he would go on to become a first baseman with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and one of the most successful players of his era, is like something out of a Hollywood script. My Bat Boy Days is his moving collection of indelible memories, fascinating profiles, and lessons learned -- about the game and about life -- from heroes such as Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, and Mickey Mantle. My Bat Boy Days is for the generation of fans who remember the Boys of Summer and for the generation who grew up watching Steve Garvey play for the love of the game. Garvey's story is perfect for sharing with children and grandchildren who are just now getting to know and love the game.

The Bat Boy Grows Up

Author: Ian Chappell

Publisher: Random House Australia

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Category: Humor

Page: 20

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An entertaining episode from the bestselling book Chappelli: Life, Larrikins & Cricket Cricket legend Ian Chappell, tells of his life-long love for basebell which started when he was a nipper at the Glenelg Baseball Club. Batboy at the age of five, he learned lasting life lessons and the value of good sportsmanship ... and also how to swear by the age of nine.

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Boys' Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

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Little Musicals for Little Theatres

A Reference Guide to the Musicals that Don't Need Chandeliers Or Helicopters to Succeed

Author: Denny Martin Flinn

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 293

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"In each entry you will find a synopsis of the musical, its cast size, a list of musical numbers, and Flinn's professional comments on the advantages and disadvantages of producing the show. Flinn also provides licensing information, production notes, photos of many of the plays that give you a look at production requirements, commentary, and statistics on the number of performances that reveal just how successful the original production was. Appendixes include contact information for licensing organizations, authors, composers, and lyricists, and an index offers quick access to individual titles." "If you're planning to produce a little musical, or simply want a quick-reference guide, you need this book."--BOOK JACKET.

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The Batboy

Author: Mike Lupica

Publisher: Penguin

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Page: 256

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw. Brian is living every baseball kid's dream: he is a batboy for his hometown Major League team. Brian believes that it's the perfect thing to bring him and his big-leaguer dad closer together. And if that weren't enough, this is the season that Hank Bishop, Brian's baseball hero, returns to the Tigers for the comeback of a lifetime. The summer couldn't get much better! Until Hank Bishop starts to show his true colors, and Brian learns that sometimes life throws you a curveball.

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