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Imperfect by Jim Abbott.. Yankee pinstripes notwithstanding, Abbott's 1993 no-hitter is the baseball book you want to catch. When the stories of sports legends make you want to upchuck your steriod-enhanced m'nuggets, this one's good as gold.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Jim Abbott is the embodiment of perseverance. The obstacles that he was able to overcome to play the game at the highest level are remarkable and his story can teach all of us valuable lessons. Jim was a fierce competitor. He never viewed his disability as a disadvantage and, as a result, it wasn’t. Imperfect is a terrific story and the best part is that it’s true."

Cal Ripken, Jr.

"Imperfect is one of the finest baseball memoirs ever written, an honest, touching, and beautifully rendered story that will remind even the most jaded fans why they loved the game. It is far more than a book about baseball; it is a deeply felt story of triumph and failure, dreams and disappointments. Jim Abbott has hurled another gem."

Jonathan Eig, Luckiest Man

Author bio: Jim Abbott was a major league pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels and the New York Yankees, among other teams. Born in 1967, he was an All-American at Michigan; won a gold medal with the 1988 Olympic baseball team; and threw a no-hitter at Yankee Stadium in 1993. He retired in 1999. Abbott has worked with the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, has been a guest pitching instructor for the Los Angeles Angels, and has appeared as a motivational speaker. He lives with his wife and two children in Anaheim. More information can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Imperfect-Improbable-Life-Jim-Abbott/dp/0345523253/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335670843&sr=1-1

Book Details: Nonfiction Thriller; (304 pp. Pitchiliscious: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/203840/imperfect-by-jim-abbott-and-tim-brown/9780345523259/

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