Item description for My Time at Bat: A Story of Perseverance by Chuck Hinton & Sam Lacy...
Overview "My Time At Bat" is one man's tale of success in a career of major league baseball, where the odds were against him. Hinton takes readers down the road to the big league, over every bump and hurdle along the way. With his behind-the-scenes stories, words of encouragement, and life lessons, this book is sure to be a hit for players and fans alike.
Publishers Description "My Time At Bat" is one man's tale of success in a career where the odds were clearly not in his favor-in Major League Baseball. Chuck Hinton takes us down the road to the big league, over every bump and hurdle along the way. He took a chance and hitchhiked 300 miles for a baseball tryout and made it. He reveals his secrets about how he stayed there for eleven years. But this book offers much more. Chuck Hinton persevered just as much off the field. He offers many principles to live by that will benefit everyone, male or female, in any walk of life. After all, it was important to him to be more than a Major League player. He strove to be a Major Person in everything he did. In the early '60s, he led the Senators in batting three out of the four seasons he played for the team. He also led that team in stolen bases and triples all four years. His Minor League career highlights include 1959 Rookie of the Year, back-to-back league batting championships and league Most Valuable Player. As you embark on his journey, you will see what it was like to be in the Major Leagues- and what it took to stay there. With the book's behind-the-scenes stories, words of encouragement and life lessons, this book is sure to be a hit for players and fans alike.
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Studio: Christian Living Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 5.88" Height: 0.64" Weight: 0.89 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2002
Publisher Christian Living Books
ISBN 1562290037 ISBN13 9781562290030
Availability 0 units.
More About Chuck Hinton & Sam Lacy
Chuck Hinton is the founder of The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. Voted into the 1964 All-Star game, Hinton's eleven year Major League career included stints with the expansion Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians, and California Angels.
Chuck Hinton currently resides in Washington, DC Washington, in the state of District Of Columbia. Chuck Hinton was born in 1934.
Reviews - What do customers think about My Time At Bat?
Nice, pleasant Summertime Reading May 21, 2005
"My Time at Bat" is the biography of Chuck Hinton, who played in the American League from 1961-1971. Most people identify Chuck as a former Washington Senator, though he also played for the Indians. It is no poor reflection on Hinton that MLBB was just then starting its' decline from the "Golden Era" of 1946-1960. Expansion had begun the inevitable dissolution of the talent pool. However many fine players from the 40s and 50s were still in uniform during Chuck's career. MTB is a leisurely account of Hinton's days in the minors, majors and the US Army. MTB is filled with helpful on the field and off the field tips to survival. One point is crystal clear: The pressure is intense-players must bear down, not get distracted. Few mistakes are tolerated on the Major League level. There are some minor detractions: The photos are not of a high quality and a tad too much time is devoted to Hinton family matters. These matters are common to many sports' tales. Perhaps players wish to impart the point that they are people too. Mr. Hinton struck this reviewer as a highly principled guy and a real family man. After his ML days, Chuck was the baseball coach at Howard University. His players must have had high graduation rates! This offering will not reach the piinacle of great sports literature. However, MTB is a nice pleasant leisurely read, just right, as it says above, for the Summertime.
A BOOK WELL WORTH READING Nov 17, 2003
CHUCK HINTON WRITES ABOUT HIS LIFE AND CAREER IN BASEBALL. HIS STORY HAS A WHOLE LOT OF EXCELLENT INSIGHTS HOW TO PLAY AND IMPROVE YOUR ABILITIES AS A PLAYER. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY HE SHARES HIS LIFE AS A PERSON AND BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN. CHUCK HAS SOME GREAT OPINIONS, INSIGHTS, AND EXPERIENCES TO SHARE. I SAW CHUCK PLAY AS A MEMBER OF THE CLEVELAND INDIANS, HE WAS A SOLID AND RELIABLE PLAYER. HIS BOOK IS FROM THE HEART. THE ONLY COMPLAINT IS, TOO BAD THERE WASN'T MORE. CHUCK'S BOOK IS VERY HEART WARMING AND A BREATH OF FRESH AIR FROM TODAY'S SELF CENTERED AND GREEDY ATHLETES OF TODAY. BLESS YOU CHUCK.
Chuck Hinton...one of my favorites Dec 14, 2002
Chuck Hinton is, to date, the best African-American ballplayer in Washington Senators history. He and Frank Howard are the two most remembered position players from the expansion years.
USA Today Sports Weekly Dec 14, 2002
This autobiography looks back at the struggles and achievements of Chuck Hinton as a young African American ballplayer in the early 60's. He played a total of 11 seasons with four teams (and remains to this day the last Senator to bat over .300). Away from the playing field, Hinton founded the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association while guiding the Howard University baseball team to more wins than any other coach in school history. Through it all, Hinton has retained his warmth and enthusiastic spirit, an effusive nature that emanates throughout the book." -November 6 - 12, 2002
One man's drive to follow his dream Sep 14, 2002
My Time At Bat: A Story Of Perseverance is the memoir of Chuck Hinton, a successful African-American player in Major League Baseball and the founder of The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. Very highly recommended reading (especially for baseball fans), My Time At Bat is highly recommended as an insightful story of one man's drive to follow his dream and make the most of what life to offer...