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The Best Team Money Can Buy - by Molly Knight (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • With a new Afterword covering the 2015 season.
  • Author(s): Molly Knight
  • 352 Pages
  • Sports + Recreation, Baseball

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About the Book



"The inside-the-clubhouse story of two tumultuous years when the Los Angeles Dodgers were re-made from top to bottom, from the ownership of the team to management to the players on the field, becoming the most talked-about and most colorful team in baseball"--



Book Synopsis



With a new Afterword covering the 2015 season. The bestselling, inside-the-clubhouse story of two tumultuous years when the Los Angeles Dodgers were re-made from top to bottom, becoming the most talked-about and most colorful team in baseball. "It's as if Molly Knight ushers you behind the closed clubhouse doors." (Buster Olney, ESPN)In 2012 the Los Angeles Dodgers were bought out of bankruptcy in the most expensive sale in sports history. Los Angeles icon Magic Johnson and his partners hoped to put together a team worthy of Hollywood: consistently entertaining. By most accounts they have succeeded, if not always in the way they might have imagined. In The Best Team Money Can Buy, Molly Knight tells the story of the Dodgers' 2013 and 2014 seasons with detailed, previously unreported revelations. She shares a behind-the-scenes account of the astonishing sale of the Dodgers, as well as what the Dodgers actually knew in advance about rookie phenom and Cuban defector Yasiel Puig. We learn how close manager Don Mattingly was to losing his job during the 2013 season--and how the team turned around the season in the most remarkable fifty-game stretch of any team since World War II. Knight also provides a rare glimpse into the in-fighting and mistrust that derailed the team in 2014 and paints an intimate portrait of star pitcher Clayton Kershaw, including details about the record contract offer he turned down before accepting the richest contract any pitcher ever signed. Exciting, surprising, and filled with juicy details, "a must-read for fans of the Dodgers and all Los Angeles sports teams....Knight's undercover work is like none other" (Library Journal). The Best Team Money Can Buy is filled with "fascinating perspectives" (Los Angeles Times) and "interesting anecdotes about some of baseball's most compelling figures" (The Sacramento Bee).



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"From the outside looking in, the Dodgers have been a bubbling cauldron of personality, talent and moods, with the occasional dollop of jealousy. In The Best Team Money Can Buy, it's as if Molly Knight ushers you behind the closed clubhouse doors to see it for yourself."
Dimensions (Overall): 9.0 Inches (H) x 6.0 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .8 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Baseball
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback
Author: Molly Knight
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2016
TCIN: 50646596
UPC: 9781476776309
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-5279
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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