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GARVEY.

Garvey, Steve. (with) Rozin, Skip.

ISBN 10: 0812912721 / ISBN 13: 9780812912722
Published by NY: TIMES BOOKS. 1986, 1986
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First edition. SIGNED & dated in year of publication by Steve Garvey on front end-paper. Near fine in fine dust jacket. (Hint of foxing at botton edge. ). Bookseller Inventory # 19831

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Title: GARVEY.

Publisher: NY: TIMES BOOKS. 1986

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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The popular California baseball star tells about his life, his baseball teams, his views on players and drugs, his highly publicized marriage and divorce, and his aspirations for political office

From Publishers Weekly:

Garvey's progress from worshipful Dodger bat boy to all-star Dodger first baseman was the fulfillment of a boyhood fantasyone that Garvey confesses he has never outgrown. He sees himself as "Gary Cooper playing Lou Gehrig," and fits the role: clean-cut, pious, ever ready to sign an autograph or smile for the camera. In a book that is part memoir, part apologia, Garvey convincingly tells of his lifelong dedication to his mythical sports ideal, and of the personal price he has paid. At the peak of a splendid career came a period of crisis in which fellow players sneeringly nicknamed him "Mr. Clean," and the press attacked him for his self-promotion. The strain of this, Garvey says, contributed to his divorce. The book treats his marriage at length, but Garvey conveys little impression of his wife Cyndy as a person, or of his feelings for her. And Garvey feels that many of his teammates misunderstood him; he cannot conceive of the possibility that they may have merely disliked him. From a lonely childhood to the struggles of baseball middle-age, he views his personal life and career with an equally simplistic conventionality: all successes, no matter how fortuitous, are triumphs; all failures are character-building lessons. Garvey will disappoint gossip fans and baseball fans alike. Photos not seen by PW.
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