Bat Boy

Bat Boy

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

Book - 2005
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Sixteen-year-old Matthew McGough was a fairly typical teenager, obsessed with getting through high school, girls, and baseball, not necessarily in that order. His passion for the New York Yankees was absolute, complete with a poster of his hero, Yankees first baseman Don Mattingly, hanging on his bedroom wall. Despite having no connections whatsoever with the ballclub, Matt dreamed of sitting in the dugout with the fabled Bronx Bombers. So, in the Fall of 1991, he wrote a letter in his very best penmanship to the New York Yankees asking for a position as a bat boy.
 
Miraculously, he got the job, and on April 7, 1992, Matt walked into the madness of the Yankee clubhouse on Opening Day. And there was Don Mattingly, Donnie Baseball himself, asking him to run an errand, an errand which soon induced panic in the rookie bat boy. Thus began two years of adventures and misadventures—from the perils of chewing tobacco while playing catch with the centerfielder, to being set up on a date by the bullpen, to studying for a history exam at 3:00 a.m. at Yankee Stadium, to his own folly as Matt gradually forgets he’s not a baseball star, he’s a high school student.
 
BAT BOY captures the lure and beauty of the American pastime, but much more it is a tale of what happens to a young man when his fondest dream comes true. Matthew McGough wonderfully evokes that twilight time just before adulthood, ripe with possibility, foolishness, and hard-won knowledge.

Baker & Taylor
In a charming sports memoir, the author describes how he got the job as a bat boy for the New York Yankees at the age of sixteen, his encounters with his heroes including Don Mattingly, and his adventures and misadventures during his two years in the position. 75,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

The author describes how he got a job as a bat boy for the New York Yankees at the age of sixteen, his encounters with his heroes including Don Mattingly, and his adventures and misadventures during his two years in the position.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday : c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385510202
0385510209
Branch Call Number: 796.357092 MCG
Characteristics: 273 p. ;,22 cm.

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