Born to Play: My Life in the Game (Google eBook)
The inspirational story of Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia—a giant talent in a small package—who defied his critics to become one of the greatest players in the game today
Dustin Pedroia, at five feet seven inches and 170 pounds, is not the biggest, the strongest, or the fastest player in the game of baseball, but in just two years of major-league play he was named Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, and helped the Boston Red Sox win a World Championship. At a time when steroid scandals dominate media coverage of America’s beloved pastime, Pedroia has proven to the world that a good baseball player is more than size and statistics. His success comes from the heart.
In Born to Play, Pedroia shares the story of his difficult and uplifting journey to prove himself at every turn. More than anything, his love of the game and desire to win, not just for himself but for his teammates, defines Pedroia as an athlete—but his dedication, his perseverance, and of course, his monster swing have made him a beloved new symbol of baseball and offer hope for the future of America’s favorite game.
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Review: Born to Play: My Life In the GameUser Review - Judy - Goodreads
This book came into our house as a gift to my husband, a Red Sox fan. Even though I dearly love a sunny day at Fenway Park in our wonderful seats, I'm not a die hard fan who can carry on an ... Read full review
Review: Born to Play: My Life In the GameUser Review - Heather Zipper - Goodreads
Nice, easy read, I adore Pedroia, so I'm a bit biased. Read full review
The Carson City Kid
Salad Days in the Sally League
Climbing the Ladder
Turning a Corner
Rookie of the Year
Establishing a Routine
What Sophomore Jinx?
The Winds of Change
Going to the Show