Omar!

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Gray & Co., 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 251 pages
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Omar Vizquel doesn't just make the tough plays look easy. He makes the toughest plays look fun. Widely considered one of the best defensive shortstops in the history of baseball, he is often praised by teammates, opponents, and fans alike for working so hard at his game -- and for obviously enjoying it so much. His hard work has paid off. Omar has won an amazing nine consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Awards and holds the highest career fielding percentage of anyone at the position. He has been selected for two American League All Star teams, has played in two World Series, and has been a key member of six Central Division Championship Cleveland Indians teams. In this, his first book, Omar tells the story of his life in baseball, from the sandlots of Caracas, Venezuela, to Game Seven of the world Series and beyond. Along the way he offers a candid look inside the locker room of those powerhouse Indians teams, shares anecdotes about fellow major league ballplayers, and gives plenty of lively opinions on the game they all play.

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Omar Vizquel played shortstop for the resurgent Cleveland Indians from 1994 until 2004. (This co-written autobiography was written in 2002.) He had won an American League record 9 consecutive Golden ... Read full review

Contents

Game Seven
13
Making Mischief
25
Carrasquel to Aparicio to Concepcion
36
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Vizquel is the starting short-stop for the Cleveland Indians. He has played in the major leagues since 1989 and has won nine consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Awards for fielding excellence.

Bob Dyer has served as a feature writer, a radio/TV writer, and a general-interest columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal since joining the paper in 1984. His stories and columns have won 18 regional and national awards. He was one of the lead writers for ?A Question of Color, ? a yearlong examination of racial attitudes in Akron that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994. Dyer is also co-author of Omar! My Life On and Off the Field, with Cleveland Indians baseball star Omar Vizquel. He is a graduate of West Geauga High School, near Cleveland, and The College of Wooster (Ohio). He lives with his wife and two daughters in Copley, Ohio.

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