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The Resource Behind the plate : a catcher's view of the Braves dynasty, Javy Lopez with Gary Caruso

Behind the plate : a catcher's view of the Braves dynasty, Javy Lopez with Gary Caruso

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Behind the plate : a catcher's view of the Braves dynasty
Title
Behind the plate
Title remainder
a catcher's view of the Braves dynasty
Statement of responsibility
Javy Lopez with Gary Caruso
Title variation
Behind the plate
Title variation remainder
a catchers view of the Braves dynasty
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Popular Atlanta Braves catcher Javier "Javy" Lopez opens up in this autobiography to tell his amazing story, from learning to play baseball on a neighborhood basketball court to his record of 42 home runs in a season by a catcher. The product of a lower-middle-class background in Puerto Rico, Javy had to overcome numerous hardships-not the least of which was a language barrier-to fulfill his destiny as one of the most accomplished catchers of the modern era. He tells of bumps along the way to success, including why he overstated his signing bonus as well as the time in the minors when he cried during an all-night meltdown due to his struggles on the field. But he went on to be named MVP of the 1996 National League Championship Series, and played on 12 of the Atlanta Braves' unprecedented 14 straight division-winning teams of the 1990s and 2000s. From his relationship with great teammates such as Greg Maddux and John Smoltz, to his failed comeback attempt with the Braves in 2008, this autobiography tells all about the handsome, warm, engaging Lopez and how he became one of baseball's most popular players"--
Summary
"Popular Atlanta Braves catcher Javier "Javy" Lopez opens up in this autobiography to tell his amazing story, from learning to play baseball on a neighborhood basketball court to his record of 42 home runs in a season by a catcher. The product of a lower-middle-class background in Puerto Rico, Javy had to overcome numerous hardships-not the least of which was a language barrier-to fulfill his destiny as one of the most accomplished catchers of the modern era. He tells of bumps along the way to success, including why he overstated his signing bonus as well as the time in the minors when he cried during an all-night meltdown due to his struggles on the field. But he went on to be named MVP of the 1996 National League Championship Series, and played on 12 of the Atlanta Braves' unprecedented 14 straight division-winning teams of the 1990s and 2000s. From his relationship with great teammates such as Greg Maddux and John Smoltz, to his failed comeback attempt with the Braves in 2008, this autobiography tellsall about the handsome, warm, engaging Lopez and how he became one of baseball's most popular players"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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10114937
Cataloging source
DLC
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1970-
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Lopez, Javy
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV865.L68
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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Caruso, Gary
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True
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  • Lopez, Javy
  • Baseball players
  • Atlanta Braves (Baseball team)
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • TRAVEL / United States / South / South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
Target audience
adult
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a catcher's view of the Braves dynasty
Label
Behind the plate : a catcher's view of the Braves dynasty, Javy Lopez with Gary Caruso
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Publication
Control code
2011043671
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
197 p.
Isbn
9781600786532
Lccn
2011043671
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ill.
Label
Behind the plate : a catcher's view of the Braves dynasty, Javy Lopez with Gary Caruso
Publication
Control code
2011043671
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
197 p.
Isbn
9781600786532
Lccn
2011043671
Other physical details
ill.

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