Friday, August 15, 2014

Where Nobody Knows Your Name by John Feinstein

Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball by John Feinstein - 384 pages

Prolific bestselling sportswriter Feinstein turns his eye to a select group of  players, coaches and umpires in AAA baseball and follows them for a season.  The individual stories of people you'll recognize and the the vast majority you won't are interwoven to show the highs of both making it to the major leagues and also the value in knowing you made it further in baseball that a vast majority ever will.  Most who play baseball at any level professionally will never make it to the major league level but Feinstein does a great job of showing that failing to reach that goal doesn't mean the end.  I really enjoyed the peek behind the curtain into the inner workings of minor league baseball and the mechanics of call-ups and player transactions and how they impact the lives of those playing baseball for a living.   

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