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THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF BASEBALL
An Affectionate Look at Joe McCarthy's Principles for Success in Baseball (and Life)
By J.D. Thorne
With a Foreword by Commissioner, Bud Selig
Whether you are a baseball fan, young player, coach, or baseball parent,
you will love this fun and enlightening book.
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The 10 Commandments of Baseball presents:
In each chapter, the meaning of one commandment is examined and explained. Professional baseball stories coupled with the author's own reminiscences illustrate the commandment. If any baseball book speaks to the baseball fan, this is it. The 10 Commandments of Baseball high-wires across many of the greatest baseball feats. While we may think that baseball's greats were unique among men, the author suggests that we are closer to the gods than we know. The famous Nike "just do it" principle is evident throughout and you cannot help but be affected and motivated. The 10 Commandments of Baseball is a book that you will want to read and keep handy to reread when you need to recharge.
McCarthy's .614 winning percentage as a manager is the best of all time. He managed many great players, including National Baseball Hall of Fame stars Rogers Hornsby, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Ted Williams. McCarthy led the Chicago Cubs from last place in 1925 to the National League Pennant in 1929. He managed the Yankees for a 15-year stretch leading them to seven World Series Championships, 1,460 victories and creating for them a special place in baseball lore. In 1948, he was hired to manage the Boston Red Sox, the last of the three storied franchises in baseball for which he worked.
McCarthy's keen understanding of the game, his personal integrity and his professional approach are evident in the 10 Commandments of Baseball. An interesting selection of photographs features new images created especially for the book by Milwaukee photojournalist, David Bernacchi. Vintage shots of MLB's greats from Baseball Hall of Fame archives are also included.
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