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The Resource Molina : the story of the father who raised an unlikely baseball dynasty, Bengie Molina with Joan Ryan

Molina : the story of the father who raised an unlikely baseball dynasty, Bengie Molina with Joan Ryan

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Molina : the story of the father who raised an unlikely baseball dynasty
Title
Molina
Title remainder
the story of the father who raised an unlikely baseball dynasty
Statement of responsibility
Bengie Molina with Joan Ryan
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The inspiring true story of the poor Puerto Rican factory worker, Benjamin Molina Santana, who against all odds raised the greatest baseball dynasty of all time: Molina's three sons--Bengie, Jose, and Yadier--have each earned two World Series rings, which is unprecedented in the sport, and his story is told by one of them, Bengie. A baseball rules book. A tape measure. A lottery ticket. These were in the pocket of Bengie Molina's father when he died of a heart attack on the rutted Little League field in his Puerto Rican barrio. The items serve as thematic guideposts in Molina's beautiful memoir about his father, who through baseball taught his three sons about loyalty, humility, courage, and the true meaning of success. Bengie and his two brothers--Jose and six-time All-Star Yadier--became famous catchers in the Major Leagues and have six World Series championships among them. Only the DiMaggio brothers can rival the Molinas as the most accomplished siblings in baseball history. Bengie was the leastlikely to reach the Majors. He was too slow, too sensitive, and too small. But craving his beloved father's respect, Bengie weathered failure after deflating failure until one day he was hoisting a World Series trophy in a champagne-soaked clubhouse. Allalong he thought he was fulfilling his father's own failed dream of baseball glory--only to discover it had not been his father's dream at all. Written with the emotional power of sports classics such as Field of Dreams and Friday Night Lights, Molina is a love story between a formidable but flawed father and a son who, in unearthing answers about his father's life, comes to understand his own"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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1974-
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Molina, Bengie
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
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Ryan, Joan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Molina, Benjamin
  • Fathers
  • Fathers and sons
  • Molina, Bengie
  • Baseball
  • Baseball players
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / General
Label
Molina : the story of the father who raised an unlikely baseball dynasty, Bengie Molina with Joan Ryan
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Publication
Control code
BK0016000964
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781451641042
Lccn
2014043223
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Molina : the story of the father who raised an unlikely baseball dynasty, Bengie Molina with Joan Ryan
Publication
Control code
BK0016000964
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781451641042
Lccn
2014043223
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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