Cobra: A Life of Baseball and Brotherhood
ISBN: 1496218736
EAN13: 9781496218735
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 1, 2021
Pages: 480
Dimensions: 1.5" H x 9.2" L x 7.7" W
Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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Book Overview

For that period of time, he was the greatest player of my generation.--Keith Hernandez

Dave Parker was one of the biggest and most badass baseball players of the late twentieth century. He stood at six foot five and weighed 235 pounds. He was a seven-time All-Star, a two-time batting champion, a frequent Gold Glove winner, the 1978 National League MVP, and a World Series champion with both the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Oakland A's. Here the great Dave Parker delivers his wild and long-awaited autobiography--an authoritative account of Black baseball during its heyday as seen through the eyes of none other than the Cobra.

From his earliest professional days learning the game from such baseball legends as Pie Traynor and Roberto Clemente to his later years mentoring younger talents like Eric Davis and Barry Larkin, Cobra is the story of a Black athlete making his way through the game during a time of major social and cultural transformation. From the racially integrated playing fields of his high school days to the cookie-cutter cathedrals of his prime alongside all the midseason and late-night theatrics that accompany an athlete's life on the road-Parker offers readers a glimpse of all that and everything in between. Everything.

Parker recounts the triumphant victories and the heart-breaking defeats, both on and off the field. He shares Read More chevron_right

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