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The Baseball Whisperer: a small-town coach who shaped Big League dreams

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From an award-winning journalist, a real Field of Dreams story about a legendary coach and the professional-caliber baseball program he built in America's heartland, where boys come summer after summer to be molded into ballplayers -- and men Clarinda, Iowa, population 5,000, sits two hours from anything. There, between the corn fields and hog yards, is a ball field with a bronze bust of a man named Merl Eberly, a baseball whisperer who specialized in second chances and lost causes. The statue was a gift from one of Merl's original long-shot projects, a skinny kid from the ghetto in Los Angeles who would one day become a beloved Hall-of-Fame shortstop: Ozzie Smith. The Baseball Whisperer traces the remarkable 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. More than a book about ballplayers who landed in the nation's agricultural heartland, The Baseball Whisperer is the story of a coach who puts character and dedication first, and reminds us of the best, purest form of baseball excellence.
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Full title baseball whisperer a small town coach who shaped big league dreams
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Baseball -- Iowa -- Clarinda, Baseball coaches -- United States -- Biography, Eberly, Merl
title_display The Baseball Whisperer : a small-town coach who shaped Big League dreams
title_full The Baseball Whisperer : a small-town coach who shaped Big League dreams / Michael Tackett, The Baseball Whisperer A Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams, The baseball whisperer : a small-town coach who shaped Big League dreams / Michael Tackett, The baseball whisperer : a small-town coach who shaped big league dreams [electronic resource] / Michael Tackett
title_short The Baseball Whisperer :
title_sub a small-town coach who shaped Big League dreams
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