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Mendoza's Heroes: Fifty Batters Below .200         
Mendoza's Heroes: Fifty Batters Below .200
By Al Pepper
ISBN: 978-1-929763-11-5
Price: $17.95
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Baseball's honor rolls are filled with legendary deeds of batting prowess. Throughout history, crowds have risen in unison to cheer the majestic trajectory of a white sphere "crushed" by the likes of Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Barry Bonds. But, what about the players who repeatedly produced little more than pathetic squibbers to third base, infield pop-ups, and ego-bruising strikeouts? What could possibly be their value to a baseball club? Plenty. Al Pepper reveals the unique, unusual, and offbeat stories of fifty of these men by using eye-opening statistics, interviews with players, and anecdotal biographies. Foreword by ex-big leaguer Mike Stenhouse. Illustrated by Jon Gordon.

As a life-long fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and the late- lamented Washington Senators, Al Pepper knows a thing or two about baseball mediocrity.

Mendoza's Heroes: Fifty Batters Below .200 is also available as an ebook on Amazon.com for the Kindle.

        
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Reviewed Appeared In: Blurb
Reviewed By: Josh Prager
Text Of Review: let's hear it for the bench warmer

the superstars get all the ink. but the slap-hitter, the third-string catcher, that's where the fun is. and al pepper has done a good job mining the ranks of the unimpressive for interesting nuggets and storylines. mendoza's heroes is a fun read.

Date Reviewed: 06/07/2002
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