Impact Player: Leaving a Lasting Legacy on & Off the Field

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Tyndale House Publishers, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 283 pages
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Former Yankee Bobby Richardson played alongside Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford, Joe Pepitone, and Yogi Berra during one of the most prolific dynasties in baseball history, and he remains to this day the only player from the losing team ever to be named World Series MVP.

In Impact Player, Bobby shares his life story, including never-before-told tales from the Yankee clubhouse during the historic 55-65 pennant runs and World Series appearances. The book also features the unlikely friendship Richardson, a devout and outspoken Christian, shared with Yankee legend and renowned drinker and womanizer, Mickey Mantle.

The perfect combination of faith and baseball, Impact Player offers a rare glimpse into one of the most celebrated dynasties in the history of the game, and it paints a fascinating portrait of a life well-lived and the lasting rewards that come from knowing and loving God.

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Review: Impact Player: Leaving a Lasting Legacy on and Off the Field

User Review  - Monica Lee - Goodreads

Bobby Richardson's Impact Player: Leaving a Lasting Legacy On and Off the Field reads like a cross between conversation with an interesting grandfather and a house call from an overbearing evangelist ... Read full review

Review: Impact Player: Leaving a Lasting Legacy on and Off the Field

User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

Impact Player is a memoir by Bobby Richardson. While God is mentioned from time to time, I found to book to be too technical. It contained too much unexplained baseball jargon & tends to get bogged down with the details (especially the numbers). Read full review

About the author (2012)

David Thomas is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham. His publications include Anti-Christian Polemic in Early Islam: Abu 'Isa al-Warraq's 'Against the Trinity (1992), and Syrian Christians under Islam, the First Thousand Years (2000).

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