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The Resource Chasing the dream : my lifelong journey to the World Series : an autobiography, by Joe Torre with Tom Verducci

Chasing the dream : my lifelong journey to the World Series : an autobiography, by Joe Torre with Tom Verducci

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Chasing the dream : my lifelong journey to the World Series : an autobiography
Title
Chasing the dream
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my lifelong journey to the World Series : an autobiography
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by Joe Torre with Tom Verducci
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Tough, gritty, but always fair and honest, Torre vividly reveals how he turned a potentially volatile mix of talented youngsters such as Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter, seasoned veterans like Wade Boggs and Paul O'Neill, and so-called "problem" players like Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden into a cohesive unit that cared more about winning than personal egos. He explains how he played his hunches and earned his team's confidence and respect as he focused his players
  • from spring training on toward one goal: the World Series. And he did it all in a pressure-filled sports city that expects nothing less than a champion. But how he did it is only part of this remarkable story. For at the same time that Torre was overcoming the odds on the field, his family was facing much greater hardships off the field. He speaks candidly and emotionally of the tragedy of his oldest brother Rocco's sudden death, and the agonizing ordeal of his other
  • older brother, Frank, who waited for the heart transplant that could save his life. It was his wife, Ali, who gave him the faith to believe anything was possible. Together with his sisters Rae and Sister Marguerite, a nun from Queens, they dared to dream the impossible. In a fairy-tale ending not even the best Hollywood scriptwriter could imagine, Frank Torre got his new heart the day before the Yankees won their first World Series championship since 1978 - and Joe Torre
  • won his first ever
Summary
The manager of the world champion New York Yankees describes his life and career and what finally reaching the World Series meant to him
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Biography type
autobiography
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190819
Cataloging source
ViVb
Dewey number
796.35764
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV865.T64
LC item number
A3 1997
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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my lifelong journey to the World Series : an autobiography
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Chasing the dream : my lifelong journey to the World Series : an autobiography, by Joe Torre with Tom Verducci
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Control code
5053762
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
272 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780553106589
Lccn
97070309
Other physical details
ill
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  • (OCoLC)ocm36478153
  • (OCoLC)36478153
Label
Chasing the dream : my lifelong journey to the World Series : an autobiography, by Joe Torre with Tom Verducci
Link
Publication
Control code
5053762
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
272 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780553106589
Lccn
97070309
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36478153
  • (OCoLC)36478153

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