Bat Boy: Coming of Age with the New York Yankees

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Anchor books, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 273 pages
Most of us have dreamed of sitting in the dugout with our favorite baseball team, and at sixteen Matt McGough was no different. A few months after sending a blind application letter to George Steinbrenner, on Opening Day 1992 Matt found himself walking into the legendary Yankee clubhouse. There, amid the chaos and excitement, he was greeted by none other than his idol Don Mattingly -- who promptly played a prank on him.Thus began two years of adventures and misadventures, from being set up on a date by the bullpen to playing blackjack on the team plane to studying for an exam at 3 am in Yankee Stadium. Through these often hilarious experiences, and especially through his friendships with the ballplayers, Matt learned priceless lessons about honor, responsibility, and the importance of believing in oneself. A magical tale of what happens to a young man when his fondest dream comes true, Bat Boy wonderfully evokes that twilight time just before adulthood, ripe with possibility, foolishness, and hard-won knowledge.
 

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BAT BOY: My True Life Adventures Coming of Age with the New York Yankees

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A winsome little reminiscence of two years spent at the Bronx Zoo. McGough had no connections to the New York Yankees organization when he sat down and wrote them for a job as batboy as he was about ... Read full review

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Awesome exciting book, a memoir of a boys exciting adventure with the Yankees. a really good book, totally recommend it. Though does include some mature language, so be careful.

Contents

The Best Seat in the House
1
Are You the Yankees Bat Boy?
31
The Rookie
56
Road Trip
93
Should We Tell the Kid?
113
Spring Training
148
The Veteran
191
Spiders Web
218
Retiring from Baseball
251
Extra Innings
261
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About the author (2007)

After his two-year career as a Yankee bat boy, Matthew McGough graduated from Regis High School, Williams College (George Steinbrenner's alma mater), and Fordham University School of Law. After law school he clerked for a district court judge at the Federal Courthouse in Lower Manhattan. McGough lives in New York City.

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