The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: May 2010
Duration: 10 hours 27 minutes
From the humble heights of a Class-A pitcher's mound tothe deflating lows of sleeping on his gun-toting grandmother's air mattress,veteran reliever Dirk Hayhurst steps out of the bullpen to deliver the bestpitch of his career-a raw and unflinching account of his life in the minorleagues. Whether training tarantulas to protect his room from thievingemployees in a backwater hotel or absorbing the gentle mockery of somenot-quite-starstruck schoolchildren, Hayhurst reveals a side of baseball-andlife-rarely seen on television.
Upon its release, TheBullpen Gospels became a New York Times bestseller; and with comparisons toJim Boutons's Ball Four, The Bullpen Gospels is slated to be aclassic of the genre.