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Only Way I Know

Ripken, Cal;Bryan, Mike

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ISBN 10: 0670871931 / ISBN 13: 9780670871933
Published by Viking Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1997
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From K. L. Givens Books (Bella Vista, AR, U.S.A.)

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The book is white paper-covered boards with dark blue spine. No defects to note on either the book or the DJ. The book is SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR CAL RIPKEN. Included in the original envelope at the back is the Special Edition Baseball Card. Cal Ripken Jr. life story. Bookseller Inventory # 008449

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Title: Only Way I Know

Publisher: Viking Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: NF

Signed: Signed By Author

Edition: First Edition

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The record-breaking Baltimore shortstop provides an insider's look at professional baseball in a candid memoir that describes his youth, all-star career with the Orioles, what is good--and bad--about baseball today, and dedication to his family and the cause of literacy. 300,000 first printing. $200,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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After the disillusioning 1994 strike, Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken made baseball seem like the all-American sport again when he played his 2131st consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrig's record, on September 6, 1995. His surprisingly introspective autobiography reveals him as an old-fashioned guy who believes in the work ethic and doesn't mince words when assessing the state of contemporary baseball, which in his estimate is driven more by financial considerations than dedication to craft. Ripken's love of family comes across as strongly as his love of baseball.

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