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Cage Rat : Lessons from a Life in Baseball by the Yankees Hitting Coach



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This is the edition with a publication date of 3/27/2012.

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New York Yankees batting coach Long--the man behind such power hitters as Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez--shares his expertise in this indispensable guide full of practical advice, behind-the-scenes action, and a deep reverence for America's game.

Author Biography

Kevin Long was named the hitting coach of the New York Yankees in 2007 Before that, he served as the hitting coach of the Triple-A Omaha Royals and the Double-A Wichita Wranglers. He made his professional coaching debut at Single-A Wilmington in 1997 after eight seasons as a player in the minors. Long played college ball at the University of Arizona, where he earned second-team All-America honors in 1989. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife Marcey, and their three children, Britney, Tracy, and Jaron. Glen Waggoner, a founding editor of ESPN The Magazine, is the coauthor of Bobby Murcer's New York Times bestselling autobiography A Yankee for Life, as well as the bestsellers My Life In Out of the Rough with John Daly and Clearing the Bases with Mike Schmidt. Waggoner was one of the founding fathers of Rotis-serie League Baseball, which sparked the fantasy sports movement in America.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Thanks, Coach by Alex Rodriguezp. xiii
Great Expectationsp. 1
Next Stop: The Big Leaguesp. 14
The Gypsy Lifep. 23
My Dream Changes Shapep. 40
Now Coining to the Plate, Marcey Longp. 51
"Hitting Coach, Number 54, Kevin Long..."p. 62
Getting Down to Businessp. 73
Work, Work, Work and Then Work Some Morep. 82
Welcome to My Officep. 98
Addition by Subtractionp. 117
The Hardest Thingp. 123
A Long Dayp. 147
Meet the Other A-Teamp. 158
Pleased to Meet You, Mr. Presidentp. 171
Afterword: Gracias, Entrenadorp. 195
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