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Author Tackett, Michael, author.

Title The Baseball Whisperer : a small-town coach who shaped Big League dreams / Michael Tackett.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Boylan Ctrl Catholic HS Stacks - BCCY-11  796.357 TACK    AVAILABLE
 Bureau Valley Jr/Sr HS Stacks - BVHG-8  796.35 TAC    AVAILABLE
 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  796.357 TAC    AVAILABLE
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Biography - CHVY-11  B EBERLY    AVAILABLE
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  796.357 TAC    AVAILABLE
 Colona District PL Stacks - CLNG-7  B EBE    AVAILABLE
 CUSD 2 - Serena High Adult Non-Fiction - SHBB-3  921 EBE    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  796.357 TAC    AVAILABLE
 East Dubuque DL Stacks - EDLY-13  796.35 TAC    AVAILABLE
 East Moline PL Adult Biography - EMPG-6  B EBE    AVAILABLE

Description xvi, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Foreword -- Changed lives -- A place to grow -- "Come out or get out" -- Where the work ethic still works -- Baseball family -- National champions -- Merl's rules -- "No bright lights" -- Opportunity -- Stepping off the field -- Keeping -- Renewal -- Blue goose -- Heading home -- Afterword.
Summary "Traces the ... story of Merl Eberly and his Clarinda A's baseball team, which he tended over the course of five decades, transforming them from a town team to a collegiate summer league powerhouse. Along with Ozzie Smith, future manager Bud Black, and star player Von Hayes, Merl developed scores of major league players (six of which are currently playing). In the process, Merl taught them to be men, insisting on hard work, integrity, and responsibility"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Eberly, Merl.
Baseball coaches -- United States -- Biography.
Baseball -- Iowa -- Clarinda.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780544387645 (hardcover)
0544387643 (hardcover)

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