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Author Tackett, Michael, author.

Title The Baseball Whisperer : a small-town coach who shaped Big League dreams / Michael Tackett.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 EBERLY,M TAC    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    92 EBERLY,M TAC    DUE 06-01-20
Description xvi, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Foreword -- Changed lives -- A place to grow -- "Come out or get out" -- Where the work ethic still works -- Baseball family -- National champions -- Merl's rules -- "No bright lights" -- Opportunity -- Stepping off the field -- Keeping -- Renewal -- Blue goose -- Heading home -- Afterword.
Summary "Traces the ... story of Merl Eberly and his Clarinda A's baseball team, which he tended over the course of five decades, transforming them from a town team to a collegiate summer league powerhouse. Along with Ozzie Smith, future manager Bud Black, and star player Von Hayes, Merl developed scores of major league players (six of which are currently playing). In the process, Merl taught them to be men, insisting on hard work, integrity, and responsibility"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Eberly, Merl.
Baseball coaches -- United States -- Biography.
Baseball -- Iowa -- Clarinda.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780544387645 (hardcover)
0544387643 (hardcover)

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