Molina

Molina

The Story of the Father Who Raised An Unlikely Baseball Dynasty

Book - 2015 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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"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 least likely 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. All along 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781451641059
1451641052
9781451641042
1451641044
Branch Call Number: BIO MOLINA MOLINA
Characteristics: 259 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ryan, Joan 1959-

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Feb 18, 2017

This is by far the best true baseball story I have ever read!
Truly heart felt.
New inspiration around every corner.

An amazing book about family, respect, struggle and baseball.

a must read for every sports fan.

thomaspoku Sep 04, 2015

A truly inspiring book.

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