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From The Stick to The Cove
From The Stick to The Cove

From The Stick to The Cove

My Six Decades with the San Francisco Giants
By Mike Murphy, By Chris Haft, Foreword by Willie Mays

SPORTS & RECREATION

240 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

ISBN 9781629377681

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (May 2020)

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Overview

An unmissable celebration of baseball by the Bay and a behind the scenes look at everything that goes into a season
Day in, day out, Mike Murphy has been a constant presence with the San Francisco Giants since the team moved west in 1958. The clubhouse at Oracle Park bears his name, and in the jubilant aftermath of the team's 2010 World Series victory, Buster Posey told Murphy, "We did it for you, we got your ring." If you know the Giants, you know "Murph." In From the Stick to the Cove, the beloved longtime clubhouse manager reflects on over six decades of incredible memories, from getting his start as a bat boy and first meeting his idol Willie Mays, to unexpected celebrity encounters, to his role as a father figure for more recent generations of Giants.

Author Biography

Mike Murphy has worked for the San Francisco Giants since the team moved west in 1958. He began his career as a bat boy and eventually served as a longtime equipment manager. The Giants clubhouse at Oracle Park is named the Mike Murphy Clubhouse. Chris Haft is a writer for MLB.com. He is the author of If These Walls Could Talk: San Francisco Giants and the co-author of a book on the Giants' 2010 World Series title, This Is Our Time. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Haft graduated from Stanford University and has two daughters, Samantha and Stephanie. While playing from 1951 to 1972 for the Giants, Mays became one of the best baseball players in the history of the game. He resides in San Francisco, California.

Book Signings

Upcoming Events


Jun
18
Mike Murphy and Chris Haft's "Form the Stick to the Cove" ›
San Francisco, CA
7:00pm
Authors Mike Murphy and Chris Haft will be signing copies of their new book, "From the Stick to the Cove."

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From the Stick to the Cove

My Six Decades with the San Francisco Giants

By Mike Murphy with Chris Haft / Foreword by Willie Mays

 


Contact: Sam Ofman, Triumph Books, 312.568.5450, sofman@ipgbook.com

 

In 1958 the Giants moved from New York to San Francisco. Since then, countless legendary players have passed through, calling the franchise home. But only one man has been there since the very beginning.

 

In From the Stick to the Cove: My Six Decades with the Sam Francisco Giants (Triumph Books, May 12th, 2020), beloved clubhouse manager Mike Murphy shares a lifetime of behind the scenes memories from his career with the club. Along with MLB.com writer Chris Haft, Murphy recounts stories from generations of Giants baseball, from his early days as a bat boy in ’58 to the day the club renamed the clubhouse in his honor. Murphy’s insights on the evolution of the game and the inner workings of a season will delight and inform fans of all ages. Highlights include:


  • A heartfelt foreword from Giants legend Willie Mays praising Murphy’s character and work ethic 
  • Encounters with baseball’s biggest stars and Hollywood icons, including John Wayne, Robin Williams and a surprise dinner with Frank Sinatra 
  • Remembering the World Series seasons of the modern era, with anecdotes from Buster Posey and Bruce Bochy 
  • Observations on how the game has changed, both on the field and off, and how Murphy transitioned from wide-eyed bat boy to a father figure for young players 


From the Stick to the Cove is the ultimate celebration of baseball in the Bay Area. Murphy’s candid and revealing stories provide fans with a fresh perspective on their favorite players and memories. No Giants fan’s library is complete without this must-read title.


About the Authors:

Mike Murphy has worked for the San Francisco Giants since the team moved west in 1958. He began his career as a bat boy and eventually served as a longtime equipment manager. The Giants clubhouse at Oracle Park is named the Mike Murphy Clubhouse.

 

Chris Haft is a writer for MLB.com. He is the author of If These Walls Could Talk: San Francisco Giants and the co-author of a book on the Giants' 2010 World Series title, This Is Our Time.

 

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