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Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt

Mike Schmidt

The Phillies' Legendary Slugger
By Rob Maaddi, Foreword by Jayson Stark

SPORTS & RECREATION

256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $27.95)

ISBN 9781600783180

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2010)

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Overview

The first comprehensive biography of this Philadelphia Phillies’ icon, this book provides fans a detailed look into the life of legendary third baseman and feared slugger Mike Schmidt. Schmidt was not always a fan favorite—he was somewhat misunderstood and seen as standoffish by many fans who referred to him as “Mr. Cool.” Author Rob Maaddi dispels the myths by transporting readers back to key events in Schmidt’s life and Hall of Fame career that make him come alive and help to create an understanding of the hardworking ballplayer he really was. The book not only uncovers the real man behind the remarkable numbers, but also allows fans to relive the most memorable moments from Schmidt’s legendary career including his 500th career home run and the 1980 World Series victory. It also delves into his close relationships with teammates like Pete Rose, Dick Allen, and Garry Maddox. This satisfying portrait of one of the games’ most celebrated players is one that baseball fans of all ages will not want to be without and will cherish for years to come.

Author Biography

Rob Maaddi has covered Philadelphia sports for the Associated Press since 2000. He has coauthored three children’s sports books and hosts a weekly sports talk show on an ESPN radio affiliate. He lives in Sewell, New Jersey. Jayson Stark has been a senior baseball writer for ESPN.com since 2000 and was twice named Pennsylvania's sportswriter of the year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He is the author of The Stark Truth: The Most Overrated and Underrated Players in Baseball History.

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Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt spent his entire Hall of Fame career with the Phillies. He remains the Phillies’ all-time leader in games played, runs, hits, home runs, and RBIs. Despite his remarkable accomplishments on the field, there has never been a comprehensive biography of this Phillies icon – until now.

Mike Schmidt: The Phillies’ Legendary Slugger by Rob Maaddi (Foreword by Jayson Stark) provides the first detailed look into Schmidt’s life and how he became one of the greatest third baseman of his generation as well as a slugger to be feared.

Schmidt was not a fan favorite. He was somewhat misunderstood and seen as standoffish by many fans who referred to him as “Mr. Cool.” Author Rob Maaddi dispels any myths by transporting readers back to key events in Schmidt’s life and career that make him come alive and help to create an understanding of the hardworking ballplayer he really was.

Mike Schmidt not only uncovers the real man behind the remarkable numbers, but also allows fans to relive the most memorable moments from Schmidt’s legendary career including his 500th career home run and the 1980 World Series victory. It also delves into his close relationships with teammates like Pete Rose, Dick Allen, and Garry Maddox.

This satisfying portrait of one of the games’ most celebrated players is one that baseball fans of all ages will not want to be without and will cherish for years to come.


About the author:
Rob Maaddi has covered Philadelphia sports for the Associated Press since 2000. He’s covered the World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Playoffs, and numerous major sporting events in the past decade. Maaddi graduated from Rutgers-Camden in 1996 and Temple University in 2002. He played college baseball, has coauthored three children’s sports books, and hosted a weekly sports talk show on an ESPN radio affiliate. A lifelong Philadelphia-area resident, Maaddi currently resides in Sewell, New Jersey.

CONTACT: Natalie King, Triumph Books, 312-252-1252, n.king@triumphbooks.com

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