Play Hungry: The Making of a Baseball Player by Pete RoseThe inside story of how Pete Rose became one of the greatest and most controversial players in the history of baseball
Pete Rose was a legend on the field. As baseballs Hit King, he shattered records that were thought to be unbreakable. And during the 1970s, he was the leader of the Big Red Machine, the Cincinnati Reds team that dominated the game. But hes also the greatest player who may never enter the Hall of Fame because of his lifetime ban from the sport. Perhaps no other ballplayers story is so representative of the triumphs and tragedies of our national pastime.
In Play Hungry, Rose tells us the story of how, through hard work and sheer will, he became one of the unlikeliest stars of the game. Guided by the dad he idolized, a local sports hero, Pete learned to play hard and always focus on winning. But even with his dads guidance, Pete was cut from his team as a teenager--he wasnt a natural. Rose was determined, though, and never would be satisfied with anything less than success. His relentless hustle and headfirst style would help him overcome his limitations, leading him to one of the most exciting and brash careers in the history of the sport.
Play Hungry is Pete Roses love letter to the game, and an unvarnished story of life on the diamond. One of the icons of a golden age in baseball, he describes just what it was like to hit (or try to hit) a Bob Gibson fastball or a Gaylord Perry spitball, what happened in that infamous collision at home plate during the 1970 All-Star Game, and what it felt like to topple Ty Cobbs hit record. And he speaks to how he let down his fans, his teammates, and the memory of his dad when he gambled on baseball, breaking the rules of a sport that he loved more than anything else. Told with candor and wry humor--including tales hes never told before--Roses memoir is his final word on the glories and controversies of his life, and, ultimately, a master class in how to succeed when the odds are stacked against you.
15 Interesting Facts About the RMS Titanic
At At around 2. Titanic Facts aims to tell the story in a comprehensive and clear way, and to help keep alive the memory of this great and tragic ship, and of her passengers and crew, survivors and victims. There are more than 1, fascinating facts and figures to explore within Titanic Facts. Here are a few to get you started, with links straight to the section they are contained in.
Full lifeboats and a quicker ship could have saved lives
When the Titanic crashed into an iceberg and sank in the early hours of April 15, , the disaster inspired countless books, Titanic museum exhibits, several Hollywood films including one that earned a Best Picture Oscar , and a cottage industry of theories and memorials. The Titanic sinking became the most infamous shipwreck in history—but what really happened on that unusually calm night in the North Atlantic? Read on for some surprising Titanic facts.
When the "Unsinkable Ship" sank on April 15, , the world was overcome with shock and sorrow. Over a century later, and the Titanic is still one of the most fascinating stories in history. Read on to learn facts you definitely didn't see in the movie. Only three of the four smoke stacks were actually functional. The extra one was just to make the ship look more impressive. The ship was equipped to hold