I Live for This!
Baseball's Last True BelieverBook - 2007
"Tommy Lasorda is baseball's true immortal. At eighty years old, after twenty years of managing and fifty-seven years with one franchise, this Hall of Farmer still suits up in Dodger Blue every day. He also keeps a travel schedule that would dizzy the most frequent of frequent fliers. The embodiment of the American dream, Lasorda went from a scrawny, overlooked Italian kid of average ability to become one of the world's most recognizable baseball faces. And he fought for it every step of the way." "In I Live for This! Bill Plaschke strips the veneer from one of baseball's last living legends to show how grit and determination really can transform a life. We think we know this jovial, joke-cracking manager from the rah-rah style that has always raised eyebrows in the old-school world of baseball. Some view him as an anachronism. Some love him like Santa Claus. But there's one thing they all agree on: Lasorda is a success." "With gleaming insight and remarkable candor, Plaschke takes us inside the day-to-day world of this baseball great to reveal a side of Lasorda that few people know. Along the way we're treated to some of the most outrageous stories in sports and discover Lasorda's unshakable opinions about the state of baseball today." "I Live for This! dissects the personality to give us the person. By the end we're left with an indelible portrait of a legend that, if Tommy Lasorda has anything to say about it, we won't ever forget."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2007
Branch Call Number: B LASORDA
Characteristics: xiv, 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm