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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.
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 Rodriguez||p. xiii|
|Great Expectations||p. 1|
|Next Stop: The Big Leagues||p. 14|
|The Gypsy Life||p. 23|
|My Dream Changes Shape||p. 40|
|Now Coining to the Plate, Marcey Long||p. 51|
|"Hitting Coach, Number 54, Kevin Long..."||p. 62|
|Getting Down to Business||p. 73|
|Work, Work, Work and Then Work Some More||p. 82|
|Welcome to My Office||p. 98|
|Addition by Subtraction||p. 117|
|The Hardest Thing||p. 123|
|A Long Day||p. 147|
|Meet the Other A-Team||p. 158|
|Pleased to Meet You, Mr. President||p. 171|
|Afterword: Gracias, Entrenador||p. 195|
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