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Rod Carew : One Tough Out: Fighting Off Life's Curveballs
by Rod Carew and Jaime Aron




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"A heartfelt and moving memoir by one of baseball's greats" --Booklist

An unforgettable story of insight, inspiration, and faith

For a generation of American League baseball fans, Rod Carew was the definition of "batting champion." An insecure boy from Panama raised by a brutal father, Carew ascended to baseball stardom, tormenting pitchers with a smooth swing from a crouched stance and winning seven batting titles on his way to the Hall of Fame.

It wasn't until he lost his beautiful 17-year-old daughter to an aggressive and rare form of leukemia that Carew had to re-gather himself and find new purpose outside of baseball. Then he was struck with a near-fatal heart attack and discovered that the heart transplant he received came from a 29-year-old pro football player whom he happened to have met years before.

Now the parents of Konrad Reuland listen to their son's heart beating strong in Carew's chest, and Carew works to honor his daughter's wish that he "make a difference."

In One Tough Out, Carew reflects on the highlights, anecdotes, and friendships from his outstanding career, describing the abuse, poverty, and racism he overcame to even reach the majors. He also takes readers through the challenges he's conquered in the second half of his life, from burying his youngest daughter to surviving several near-fatal bouts with heart disease.

At his most transparent and accessible, Carew's candid memoir demonstrates exactly what it means to have the heart of a champion.

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Overview

"A heartfelt and moving memoir by one of baseball's greats" --Booklist

An unforgettable story of insight, inspiration, and faith

For a generation of American League baseball fans, Rod Carew was the definition of "batting champion." An insecure boy from Panama raised by a brutal father, Carew ascended to baseball stardom, tormenting pitchers with a smooth swing from a crouched stance and winning seven batting titles on his way to the Hall of Fame.

It wasn't until he lost his beautiful 17-year-old daughter to an aggressive and rare form of leukemia that Carew had to re-gather himself and find new purpose outside of baseball. Then he was struck with a near-fatal heart attack and discovered that the heart transplant he received came from a 29-year-old pro football player whom he happened to have met years before.

Now the parents of Konrad Reuland listen to their son's heart beating strong in Carew's chest, and Carew works to honor his daughter's wish that he "make a difference."

In One Tough Out, Carew reflects on the highlights, anecdotes, and friendships from his outstanding career, describing the abuse, poverty, and racism he overcame to even reach the majors. He also takes readers through the challenges he's conquered in the second half of his life, from burying his youngest daughter to surviving several near-fatal bouts with heart disease.

At his most transparent and accessible, Carew's candid memoir demonstrates exactly what it means to have the heart of a champion.


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781629377643
  • ISBN-10: 1629377643
  • Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
  • Publish Date: May 2020
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds


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