The Bullpen Gospels by Dirk Hayhurst audiobook

The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran

By Dirk Hayhurst
Read by Ray Porter

Blackstone Publishing
10.42 Hours Unabridged
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From the humble heights of a Class-A pitcher’s mound tothe deflating lows of sleeping on his gun-toting grandmother’s air mattress,veteran reliever Dirk Hayhurst steps out of the bullpen to deliver the bestpitch of his career—a raw and unflinching account of his life in the minorleagues. Whether training tarantulas to protect his room from thievingemployees in a backwater hotel or absorbing the gentle mockery of somenot-quite-starstruck schoolchildren, Hayhurst reveals a side of baseball—andlife—rarely seen on television. Upon its release, TheBullpen Gospels became a New York Times bestseller; and with comparisons toJim Boutons’s Ball Four, The Bullpen Gospels is slated to be aclassic of the genre.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

From the humble heights of a Class-A pitcher’s mound tothe deflating lows of sleeping on his gun-toting grandmother’s air mattress,veteran reliever Dirk Hayhurst steps out of the bullpen to deliver the bestpitch of his career—a raw and unflinching account of his life in the minorleagues. Whether training tarantulas to protect his room from thievingemployees in a backwater hotel or absorbing the gentle mockery of somenot-quite-starstruck schoolchildren, Hayhurst reveals a side of baseball—andlife—rarely seen on television.

Upon its release, TheBullpen Gospels became a New York Times bestseller; and with comparisons toJim Boutons’s Ball Four, The Bullpen Gospels is slated to be aclassic of the genre.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the best baseball books ever written.” Keith Olbermann
“Hilarious, poignant, a really enjoyable read.” Bob Costas
“He has a message to deliver about the things that matter in life—and those that don’t. And he offers sage observations about the nature of celebrity and ambition, forgiveness and family…Mr. Hayhurst is already a writer, maybe even a major-league prospect.” Wall Street Journal
“The Bullpen Gospels is a rollicking good bus ride of a book.” Sports Illustrated, editorial review
“Dirk Hayhurst has written a fascinating, funny and honest account on life in the minor leagues. I loved it.” Tim Kurkjian, senior writer, analyst/reporter ESPN television 
“Bull Durham meets Ball Four.” ESPN.com, editorial review
“If Holden Caulfield could dial up his fastball to 90 mph, he might have written this funny, touching memoir about a ballplayer at a career—and life—crossroads. He might have called it Pitcher in the Rye. Instead, he left it to Dirk Hayhurst, the only writer in the business who can make you laugh, make you cry, and strike out Ryan Howard.” King Kaufman, Salon 
“Actor Ray Porter’s narration is engaging and lively; he expertly captures the vocal nuances of the wide variety of colorful characters in Hayhurst’s tale, from no-nonsense coaches to a foul-mouthed grandmother. Recommended for adult baseball fans interested in digging into life in the minor leagues and learning what goes on behind the scenes when the cameras are off.” Library Journal
“A true picture of baseball.” Tim McCarver
“Fascinating…a perspective that fans rarely see.” Trevor Hoffman, pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers  
“The Bullpen Gospels is a funny bone-tickling, tear duct-stimulating, feel-good story that will leave die-hard baseball fans—and die-hard human beings, for that matter—well, feeling good.” Bob Mitchell, author of Once Upon a Fastball

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Author

Author Bio: Dirk Hayhurst

Author Bio: Dirk Hayhurst

Dirk Hayhurst, drafted from Kent State University in 2003 as a senior sign, has pitched professionally for seven seasons on seven minor-league teams, as well as for two big-league teams, the San Diego Padres and the Toronto Blue Jays. Since 2007, he has blogged about baseball for Baseball America. Born and raised in Canton, Ohio, he now lives in Hudson, Ohio, with his wife, Bonnie.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 10.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English