Major League Bride

An Inside Look at Life Outside the Ballpark


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About the Book

“My day-to-day existence,” writes Kathleen Lockwood, “rested on the ability of my husband to throw a tiny leather ball over ninety-five miles an hour past a large wooden bat.” If that sounds like hyperbole, consider this: In the 12 years that followed their wedding in 1970, Kathleen and major leaguer Skip would move 35 times. The couple and their growing family endured three player strikes, a handful of trades and trade rumors, and the steady threat of a career-ending arm injury. Kathleen built lifelong friendships with other players’ wives, managed their homes and cared for their children, and shared in the cycle of triumph and defeat that is life in the major leagues.

About the Author(s)

Kathleen Lockwood married Skip Lockwood shortly after graduating from Regis College. Five children, six teams, and thirty-eight years later, the couple lives in New Hampshire.

Bibliographic Details

Kathleen Lockwood
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 230
Bibliographic Info: 14 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4560-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-6028-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v

Introduction: Opening Day      1

1. Return to Pooh Corner      7

2. Take Me Out to the Ballgame      22

3. Life Is a Ballgame      53

4. California Dreaming      76

5. Here, There and Everywhere      102

6. I Love New York      125

7. Didn’t We Almost Have It All?      168

8. Please Come to Boston      180

9. Welcome to the Real World      202

Epilogue: Seasons in the Sun      213

Index      219

Book Reviews & Awards

“a book that deserves a broad readership”—; “A marvelously well written and entertaining book that provides an insight into the trials and tribulations of a Major League Player’s wife. It is an intimate perspective of family life as they endure the agony and ecstasy of a players baseball career and the love of a wife that remains steadfast throughout it all. For the true Baseball fan this is absolutely a must read.”—Lou Gorman, executive consultant, Boston Red Sox, and author of High and Inside: My Life in the Front Offices of Baseball; “a story that proves marriage can last…a wife’s perspective of what it’s like to live the life of major league baseball”—Brandy Cruz, The Daily Union.