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The Resource Ballplayer, Chipper Jones, with Carroll Rogers Walton

Ballplayer, Chipper Jones, with Carroll Rogers Walton

Label
Ballplayer
Title
Ballplayer
Statement of responsibility
Chipper Jones, with Carroll Rogers Walton
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before Chipper Jones became an eight-time All-Star who amassed Hall of Fame-worthy statistics during his nineteen-year career with the Atlanta Braves, he was a country boy from smalll-town Pierson, Florida, who played baseball in the backyard with his dad and dreamed of the major leagues. With his trademark candor and astonishing recall, Jones tells the story of his rise to the MLB ranks and what it took to stay with one organization his entire career. Beginning with learning the art of switch-hitting and being the number one overall pick for the Braves in the 1990 draft, Jones takes us into the clubhouse of the Braves' extraordinary dynasty, from the climax of the World Series championship in 1995 to the last-gasp division win by the 2005 "Baby Braves". Along the way, he delves into his relationships with Bobby Cox and the famous Braves brothers--Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz--and opponents from Cal Ripken Jr. to Barry Bonds, his overnight rise to superstardom and the personal pitfalls that came with fame, his spirited rivalry with the Mets, and his reflections on modern baseball and his special last season in 2012. Reading this book is liike being the the dugout sitting next to Chipper on an endless spring day. --
Summary
The eight-time All-Star switch-hitter for the Atlanta Braves shares the story of his remarkable career against a backdrop of meteoric free agency years, offering additional insights into the larger stories of the Braves and the MLB. Illustrations
Writing style
Assigning source
adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10558704
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.J633
LC item number
J66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Ballplayer, Chipper Jones, with Carroll Rogers Walton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The last big play -- Chip off the old block -- "I got this" -- The white elephant -- Draft day -- Carry a big stick -- Major motivation -- On the defensive -- Showtime -- Going deep -- Our time -- Raising the stakes -- World series ghosts -- Inside the clubhouse -- The perks -- Leading a double life -- Coming clean -- The worm has turned -- Lar-ry -- Playing the villain -- A one-team guy -- Tools and tricks of the trade -- Teaching points -- The end of an era -- Walking off -- Fireworks -- Curtain calls
Control code
5852145
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 369 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101984420
Lccn
2016031331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn953597930
  • (OCoLC)953597930
Label
Ballplayer, Chipper Jones, with Carroll Rogers Walton
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The last big play -- Chip off the old block -- "I got this" -- The white elephant -- Draft day -- Carry a big stick -- Major motivation -- On the defensive -- Showtime -- Going deep -- Our time -- Raising the stakes -- World series ghosts -- Inside the clubhouse -- The perks -- Leading a double life -- Coming clean -- The worm has turned -- Lar-ry -- Playing the villain -- A one-team guy -- Tools and tricks of the trade -- Teaching points -- The end of an era -- Walking off -- Fireworks -- Curtain calls
Control code
5852145
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 369 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101984420
Lccn
2016031331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn953597930
  • (OCoLC)953597930

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