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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,520 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Buzz Bissinger, Jeffrey Nordling Narrator: Buzz Bissinger, Jeffrey Nordling Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author captures baseball's essence in this account of a dramatic three-game series viewed through the eyes of legendary St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa.

Through 25 years of managing, Tony La Russa has won more games than any current manager. He's the most strategically adept and arguably the smartest manager in baseball, and he still believes that games are won not by statistics, but by the hearts and minds of the players.

Given unprecedented access to La Russa and his team, best-selling journalist Bissinger captures baseball's strategic and emotional essence. We watch from the dugout as La Russa's Cardinals take on their archrivals, the Chicago Cubs, in a thrilling three-game series.

Some of the greatest players of our time grace the lineups: Albert Pujols, Sammy Sosa, Scott Rolen, Mark Prior. La Russa, a 40-year veteran of the game, shows why he's so revered. And Bissinger's laser-beam focus uncovers surprising truths about the pathology of slumps, the art of beanball retaliation, the eccentricities of pitchers, and the timelessness of the game. His swinging prose brings every moment gloriously to life.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leslie | 2/17/2014

    " GO CARDS! GO TONY! no doubt... the best manager in history! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Saharat Surattanont | 2/14/2014

    " Nice view of baseball from the manager's perspective; very insightful in conveying a manager's game time philosophy, strategy by inning, and decisions behind each at-bat....also explores the impact of video technology on today's game--nice player evaluations as to the what separates an average player from the superstar "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laurie | 2/12/2014

    " This book is a really in depth look at a three game series between the Cardinals and the Cubs. Along the way it is also a lot about Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa. I was really impressed with how honest the book was, and how much access LaRussa gave the author. There are things in there that do not necessarily reflect well on the characters involved. It was also really cool to read about all the strategy in baseball, and all the quick decisions the manager makes. If you are at all interested in baseball, you should read this book. Although maybe not if you are a Cubs fan. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jim | 2/3/2014

    " Seeing the insights of a legendary manager like Tony LaRussa was great "

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