Upon its release, The Bullpen Gospels was a direct hit to the New York Times best seller list. With comparisons to Jim Boutons’s Ball Four, The Bullpen Gospels is slated to be a classic of the genre.
From the humble heights of a Class-A pitcher’s mound to the deflating lows of sleeping on his gun-toting grandmother’s air mattress, veteran reliever Dirk Hayhurst steps out of the bullpen to deliver the best pitch of his career—a raw and unflinching account of his life in the minors.
Whether training tarantulas to protect his room from thieving employees in a backwater hotel or absorbing the gentle mockery of some not-quite-starstruck schoolchildren, Hayhurst reveals a side of baseball—and life—rarely seen on ESPN.
“One of the best baseball books ever written.” (Keith Olbermann)
“Hilarious, Poignant, a really enjoyable read.” (Bob Costas)
“Dirk Hayhurst has written a fascinating, funny and honest account on life in the minor leagues. I loved it.” (Tim Kurkjian, Senior Writer, analyst/reporter ESPN television)
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Outstanding book very well written
- Todd "Electrical Engineer, 51 years old father of 3."
For Baseball Players Only
As far as kangaroo court is concerned, this book is hilarious. Outside of that, this book is awful. Every story in this book is page turner, except for the kangaroo court stories and the few quick funny stories the players share. Must be a baseball fan/player to understand/like this book.