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Imperfect: An Improbable Life
Exact title of book
Imperfect: An Improbable Life
Book author
Jim Abbott
ISBN
9780345523273
Publisher
Random House Publishing Group
Published
Apr 03, 2012
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
288
File size (in PDF)
2592 kB

Some brief overview of book

"Honest, touching, and beautifully rendered . . .

Far more than a book about baseball, it is a deeply felt story of triumph and failure, dreams and disappointments. Jim Abbott has hurled another gem."Jonathan Eig, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Man NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Born without a right hand, Jim Abbott dreamed of someday being a great athlete. Raised in Flint, Michigan, by parents who encouraged him to compete, Jim would become an ace pitcher for the University of Michigan.

But his journey was only beginning By twenty-one, hed won the gold medal game at the 1988 Olympics andwithout spending a day in the minor leaguescracked the starting rotation of the California Angels. In 1991, he would finish third in the voting for the Cy Young Award. Two years later, he would don Yankee pinstripes and pitch one of the most dramatic no-hitters in major-league history.

In this honest and insightful book, Jim Abbott reveals the challenges he faced in becoming an elite pitcher, the insecurities he dealt with in a life spent as the different one, and the intense emotion generated by his encounters with disabled children from around the country. With a riveting pitch-by-pitch account of his no-hitter providing the ideal frame for his story, this unique athlete offers readers an extraordinary and unforgettable memoir. "Compelling .

. . a big-hearted memoir." Los Angeles Times "Inspirational." The Philadelphia Inquirer Includes an exclusive conversation between Jim Abbott and Tim Brown in the back of the book.

About book author

Abbott was a major league pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels and the New York Yankees, among other teams. Born in 1967, he was an All-American at Michigan; won a gold medal with the 1988 Olympic baseball team; and threw a no-hitter at Yankee Stadium in 1993. He retired in 1999.

Abbott has worked with the Department of Labors Office of Disability Employment Policy, has been a guest pitching instructor for the Los Angeles Angels, and has appeared as a motivational speaker. He lives with hrsity of Michigan. But his journey was only beginning By twenty-one, hed won the gold medal game at the 1988 Olympics andwithout spending a day in the minor leaguescracked the starting rotation of the California Angels.

In 1991, he would finish third in the voting for the Cy Young Award. Two years later, he would don Yankee pinstripes and pitch one of the most dramatic no-hitters in major-league history. In this honest and insightful book, Jim Abbott reveals the challenges he faced in becoming an elite pitcher, the insecurities he dealt with in a life spent as the different one, and the intense emotion generated by his encounters with disabled children from around the country.

With a riveting pitch-by-pitch account of his no-hitter providing the ideal frame for his story, this unique athlete offers readers an extraordinary and unforgettable memoir. "Compelling . .

. a big-hearted memoir." Los Angeles Times "Inspirational." The Philadelphia Inquirer Includes an exclusive conversation between Jim Abbott and Tim Brown in the back of the book.

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