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Phenom : The Making of Bryce Harper
by Rob Miech


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"The remarkable story of Bryce Harper's unforgettable ride from Morse Stadium to the top of the baseball draft" (Jayson Stark, ESPN.com) updated from the hardcover edition ("The Last Natural) "to include his Rookie of the Year season

Before he famously became a Major League All-Star as a teenager, Harper already had dominated high school competition like Mickey Mantle on the playground and appeared on the cover of "Sports Illustrated," which dubbed him the "most exciting prodigy since LeBron James." Seeking greater tests as a hitter, the precocious star got his GED after his sophomore year and enrolled at the College of Southern Nevada, where he would face future pro pitchers in a difficult wooden-bat league.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"The remarkable story of Bryce Harper's unforgettable ride from Morse Stadium to the top of the baseball draft" (Jayson Stark, ESPN.com) updated from the hardcover edition ("The Last Natural) "to include his Rookie of the Year season

Before he famously became a Major League All-Star as a teenager, Harper already had dominated high school competition like Mickey Mantle on the playground and appeared on the cover of "Sports Illustrated," which dubbed him the "most exciting prodigy since LeBron James." Seeking greater tests as a hitter, the precocious star got his GED after his sophomore year and enrolled at the College of Southern Nevada, where he would face future pro pitchers in a difficult wooden-bat league. Sportswriter Rob Miech was "embedded" with the team in the dugout and locker room and on team buses and in motel rooms to provide a warts-and-all account of a boy among men playing like a man among boys. Amid fascinating personal stories including the dynamics between a veteran coach and Harper's overprotective father, the jealousies of teammates and opponents, and the sudden descent of press armies on a tiny college field, the author chronicles a season-long experiment that culminates in Harper leading the Coyotes to the Junior College World Series and signing a $9.9 million contract negotiated by notorious agent Scott Boras. Sporting a fresh cover and a bonus chapter that covers Harper's award-winning rookie season with the Washington Nationals, this expanded edition of "Phenom" (originally published as "The Last Natural") gives fans an all-access pass to baseball's newest rising star."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250032027
  • ISBN-10: 1250032024
  • Publisher: Griffin
  • Publish Date: March 2013
  • Page Count: 376
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 5.51 x 1.05 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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