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Beltway Boys : Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, and the Rise of the Nationals.

Author/Creator:
Smith, Elliot.
Publication:
Chicago : Triumph Books, 2013.
Format/Description:
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1 online resource (233 pages)
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Emigration and immigration.
United States -- Emigration and immigration.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
An insider's look at the Washington Nationals' breakout season and their unique strategy to piece together a contending team, this work shows how the team combined once-in-a-generation talent with an experienced manager and a roster of other talented young players to lead the team to the top of the National League East. Anchored by a pair of number one draft picks—the steady, serious Stephen Strasburg and the brash, bold Bryce Harper—the Nationals have been elevated to first place in the National League East. Beltway Boys dives into Strasburg and Harper's preordained journey to the major leagues and the challenges they faced once they arrived, including Strasburg's recovery from Tommy John Surgery and Harper's misperceived persona. Also included are several never-before-told stories about the budding superstars, manager Davey Johnson, and general manager Mike Rizzo, making this the perfect reference for any baseball fan.
Contents:
Cover
Copyright
Dedication
Contents
Foreword by Bob Carpenter
Prologue
1. The Red-Hatted Stepchildren
2. The Race for an Ace
3. The Phenom, Part I
4. The Hype Is Real
5. Strasmas
6. They're No. 1…Again
7. The Phenom, Part II
8. Learning the Ropes
9. Disaster
10. Putting the Pieces Together
11. The Return
12. Springing Forward
13. Hollywood Beginning
14. Dynamic Duo
15. The Future Is Now
16. The Debate
17. Playoff Push
18. Ecstasy and Agony
Epilogue
Appendix
Acknowledgments
Sources
About the Author.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Carpenter, Bob.
Other format:
Print version: Smith, Elliot Beltway Boys
ISBN:
9781623682316
9781600788031
OCLC:
833764770