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This should make the best-seller list......................in South Florida at least. :thumbup

 

New McKeon book

Joe Frisaro / MLB.com

 

Set to go on sale is McKeon's second book, which is titled, "I'm Just Getting Started: Trader Jack on Old School Baseball, Defying the Odds, and Good Cigars."

 

Co-written by New York Post writer Kevin Kernan, McKeon goes down memory lane with old baseball tales. Since joining the Marlins in May 2003 and winning the World Series, the sagely 74-year-old has become an inspiration for senior citizens.

 

The cover of the book has McKeon, wearing a Marlins cap, holding a signature cigar that is threaded through a World Series ring.

 

A number of seniors have credited McKeon for their reinvolvement in daily activities. McKeon has received mail from people who said they started riding bikes or finding work well into their 70s.

 

 

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I'm Just Getting Started: Trader Jack on Old School Baseball, Defying the Odds, and Good Cigars

by Jack McKeon, Kevin Kernan

 

 

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List Price: $24.95

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You Save: $8.48 (34%)

Availability: This item has not yet been released. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives from Amazon.com

 

 

Edition: Hardcover

 

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Editorial Reviews

 

From the Inside Flap

Good things really do come to those who wait?just ask Jack McKeon. After spending more than 50 years in baseball, McKeon was as far away from the game as he?d ever been in the spring of 2003, doing all the things a 72-year-old grandfather does in quiet Elon, North Carolina. Though he knew he could still manage in the big leagues?having been named National League Manager of the Year as recently as 1999?he wasn?t exactly expecting any offers, particularly with the current season barely out of its first month.

But the proverbial phone did ring one day, and on May 11, McKeon was hired to replace Jeff Torborg as manager of the Florida Marlins. The fact that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria was willing to take a chance on McKeon and make him the third-oldest manager in major league history was enough of a feel-good story on its own, but what happened over the course of the next five and a half months was truly remarkable.

 

The cigar-puffing, old-school McKeon not only righted the underachieving young Marlins? ship, he guided it straight to glory. The self-described "seasoned citizen" led his team into the postseason as the National League wild-card?it was McKeon?s first postseason ever as a manager?and the Marlins? wild ride didn?t end until they?d stunned the New York Yankees to capture the World Series championship.

 

The story of the 2003 Marlins is one of the more memorable in recent baseball history, and McKeon?s personal account of his lifetime journey to baseball?s promised land is a riveting and oftentimes hilarious saga. As the preeminent storyteller in baseball, his recollections as a player/manager in the minor leagues during the game?s golden age are priceless. He eventually joined the small fraternity of major league managers never to have played in the big leagues, where he had some memorable relationships with such colorful owners as Charlie Finley and Marge Schott. It was as a freewheeling, multiplayer-dealing general manager that he earned the nickname "Trader Jack," and dispatching his own son-in-law was among his most famous transactions.

 

McKeon built his legend by doing things his way, and he tells his remarkable story with the same reckless abandon. Temporarily cast aside after five memorable decades, he made the most of his next opportunity. But don?t think for a minute that the story ends there because?now at the age of 74?he?s just getting started.

 

Product Description:

Jack McKeon became a baseball legend by doing things his way, and he shares his remarkable odyssey with the same reckless abandon. The cigar-chomping, storytelling principal of the proverbial old school made the most of a late-in-life opportunity and led the Florida Marlins to victory in the 2003 World Series. His journey to becoming the oldest manager to reach baseball?s promised land is as hilarious as it is unlikely, and you will believe him when he tells you he?s not stopping there.

 

 

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Product Details

 

Hardcover

Publisher: Triumph Books (March 30, 2005)

ISBN: 1572437111

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Amazon.com Sales Rank in Books: #188,500

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Good things really do come to those who wait?just ask Jack McKeon. After spending more than 50 years in baseball, McKeon was as far away from the game as he?d ever been in the spring of 2003, doing all the things a 72-year-old grandfather does in quiet Elon, North Carolina.

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Anyways, I think I might have to pick up this book...hopin it will be at the library. Most of Jack's stories are priceless

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I'm Just Getting Started: Trader Jack on Old School Baseball, Defying the Odds, and Good Cigars

by Jack McKeon, Kevin Kernan

 

 

Publisher: learn how customers can search inside this book.

List Price: $24.95

Price: $16.47 & Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25. See details?

You Save: $8.48 (34%)?

Availability: This item has not yet been released. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives from Amazon.com

 

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Thanks. Just pre-ordered it. It should ship April 2-4.

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