Called Up

Ballplayers Remember Becoming Major Leaguers

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About the Book

To reach the Majors, a ballplayer must not only possess natural ability and world-class skills but must also overcome nearly insurmountable odds. The journey is not possible without extreme dedication. Along the way mentors play a large role, and circumstances must align. For an elite few, years of effort and perseverance culminate with putting on a big-league uniform. Drawing on original interviews with more than 100 players who debuted between 1961 and 2018, this collection presents their first-person stories of how they were called-up to play Major League Baseball.

About the Author(s)

Zak Ford is a chapter leader with the Society for American Baseball Research and serves on the advisory committee of the Pacific Coast League Historical Society. He lives in Cameron Park, California.

Bibliographic Details

Zak Ford

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 35 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9279-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5085-2
Imprint: McFarland