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Author: Bengie Molina, Joan Ryan Narrator: Henry Leyva Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9781622319329
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Poor Puerto Rican factory worker Benjamin Molina Santana raised the greatest baseball dynasty of all time. His three sons, Bengie, Jose, and Yadier, have each earned two World Series rings, which is unprecedented in baseball history. Through baseball, Ben Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “For three brothers to make it to the big leagues…and to appear, between them, in eight World Series to date is remarkable enough. What is just as remarkable is the backstory.”

    Bob Costas, sports announcer and New York Times bestselling author

  • “A great book. Bengie honors his family, especially his Pai and Mai…Throughout the book, wonderful stories are combined with fascinating insights.”

    Tony La Russa, MLB Hall-of-Famer

  • “It’s this year’s baseball book most likely to be made into a terrific movie.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “An affecting memoir…A simply told, deeply moving story, quite unlike the usual baseball book.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A good baseball story, but an even better story of fathers, sons, and the importance of family.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “One of the most heartfelt, earnest accounts of a son assuming his father’s dream…In precise and thoughtful prose, Molina celebrates his famous bloodline as well as his own success, mastering the game behind home plate with skill and style for the enjoyment of the fans.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Less of a biography and more about the relationship between father and son…Molina’s obvious affection for his father, siblings, and entire family comes through on every page.”

    Library Journal

  • “Narrator Henry Leyva is beautifully faithful to the heartfelt emotion that Bengie Molina wraps into his memoir…Leyva seamlessly transitions between English and Spanish, adding to the authentic atmosphere of the story.”


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About the Author

Benjamin José “Bengie” Molina is a former Major League Baseball catcher who has played for the Anaheim Angels, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the San Francisco Giants. His brothers, Yadier and José, are also major league catchers. Bengie holds two World Championship rings, and two Gold Glove Awards. He is now the first base coach and catching instructor for the Texas Rangers.

About the Narrator

Henry Leyva, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, is a classically trained actor with extensive work in theater, television, film, and radio. He has appeared off Broadway and in regional theaters across the country in many plays, including Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, and Street Car Named Desire. He has also performed in audio dramas for the Syfy Channel and National Public Radio