From Worst to First

From Worst to First

The Toronto Blue Jays in 1985

Book - 1985
Rate this:

It was not an unusual play, at least for me.
I was just blocking the plate, trying to save a run in a scoreless tie.
Nothing heroic.
Nothing foolish.
Just trying, as I had since joining the Jays in 1981, to remind a runner that in any game against Toronto, home plate belonged to Buck Martinez, and no one else.
It's a play that gets me hit on more occasions than I have time to count. I've been run over, knocked down, and even (several times) knocked out; but I've always escaped unscathed, unhurt, determined more than ever to protect that very private piece of turf I call my own.
That's just the way I feel about home plate.
My teammates know this. The players with the other clubs know it. I'd even guess that most baseball fans who have ever seen me play know it too.
It's not just home plate, it's "my "home plate.
The only trouble on that fateful night in Seattle's Kingdome, was that somebody had apparently
forgotten to tell Phil Bradley.
From spring training to season end, Martinez writes about the players, the coaches, the key games and the emotion of the team winning its first championship.
Buck's story is sprinkled with first hand commentaries: the Bell-Kison incident, both crucial series against the Yankees, the best game the Jays ever played and post season games down to the final out.

Publisher: Toronto : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1985.
ISBN: 9780889029132
088902913X
Branch Call Number: 796 .357 64 09 713 Mar
Characteristics: 179 p. : ill., ports.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at APL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top