Out of print for more than 30 years, now available for the first time as
an eBook, this is the controversial story of John Wooden's first 25
years and first 8 NCAA Championships as UCLA Head Basketball Coach.
Notre Dame Coach Digger Phelps said, "I used this book as an inspiration
for the biggest win of my career when we ended UCLA's all-time 88-game
winning streak in 1974."
more than 40 hours of interviews with Coach Wooden, learn about the man behind the coach.
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the players telling their stories in their own words. This is the book
that UCLA Athletic Director J.D. Morgan tried to ban.
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by Tony Medley
Russell Martin, the Dodgers All-Start catcher is up to bunt. He gets
into a pose that looks like he's got diarrhea. He slides his right
hand up to within 12 inches of the end of the bat, leaving only a
foot to hit the ball with, and lunges at the ball when he actually
tries to bunt it. Naturally, he fouls it off. Bunting like that is
There is not one player in the major leagues who
knows how to hit a sacrifice bunt. Take it from me; the EASIEST task
in baseball is laying down a sacrifice bunt. Even at my advanced
years, I could do it. If you do it properly, it's almost impossible
not to lay down a good sacrifice bunt and it's equally impossible to
bunt at a ball out of the strike zone.
I learned how to bunt
my first practice in high school baseball as a sophomore. It was
easy. Once you learn, you never forget. But these dopes can't bunt
even when they're paid millions of dollars to play the game, mainly
because they don't know how.
Anybody with any intelligence
and common sense would know that the way major leaguers try to lay
down a sacrifice bunt is idiotic and defies logic, but that lets out
anyone connected with major league baseball.
August 10, 2009