Turning Baseball Upside Down

Memoirs, Truths & Myths From Coaching Baseball 55 Years

by Alex Gaynes



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 13/01/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781796081534
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781796081541
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781796081527

About the Book

This is a story about life and baseball, or maybe about baseball and life by a confessed baseball coaching lifer whose every attempt to retire has failed. So I decided to write about it. After all, it’s like my wife tells me, just tell stories. So that’s what I have done. The problem is, that every time we talk, we are reminded that there is another story to tell. At lunch today with sons Josh and Carl (who both played for me, though not always willingly) we were reminded of the Legion season that Josh caught a full season of double headers unbeknownst to us with a cracked bone in his ankle. While eating I received a text from son, Rusty (who like Josh, also coached with me) coaches an MSBL team in Phoenix. He is having a terrible season, and has entertained thoughts of retiring. I sent him a draft of this manuscript today, and received this text while eating lunch: “I’ve been ready to quit coaching after this season. After reading chapter 1, I am not ever quitting!” Thanks, Rusty. I hope you like this.

About the Author

Alex Gaynes has been a baseball coaching icon for 55 years in Tucson, Ariz. and led American Legion teams to 10+ State Championships, 20+ City Championships and numerous league championships. His ball clubs have won countless tournament titles while his players have earned 300+ college scholarships, 100+ players have been chosen in the MLB Draft and more than 11 future Major Leaguers have played on his teams. Numerous players have become college and junior college coaches and 50+ high school and youth league coaches.