Odd Man Out
A Year on the Mound With A Minor League MisfitBook - 2009
Matt McCarthy never expected to get drafted by a Major League Baseball team. A biophysics major at Yale, he was a decent left-handed starter for a dismal college team. But good southpaws are hard to find, and when the Anaheim Angels selected him in the 21st round of the 2002 draft, he jumped at the chance. Here, he tells the hilarious story of his year with the Provo (Utah) Angels, Anaheim's Class A minor league affiliate. He quickly discovers the dirty truths of the minors: the Americans and Dominicans don't speak to each other, the allure of steroids is ever present, and everyone puts his own stats ahead of the team's success. McCarthy takes readers through the ups and downs of an antic, grueling season filled with cross-country road trips, bizarre rivalries, and players competing with cutthroat intensity for the ultimate prize--a call up to the majors.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2009
Branch Call Number: Sports & Games 796.357 McC
Alternative Title: Year on the mound with a minor league misfit