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    DescriptionDown ten and a half games with a month to play, the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals mounted one of the most dramatic and impressive comebacks in baseball history, going on to win the World Series despite being down to their last strike--twice. Now, the team's longtime manager, Tony La Russa, gives the story behind this astonishing comeback and his remarkable career, examining the devastating injuries, crucial games, and players who made it all possible. But this story is much more than that of a single season. Revealing his often scrutinized and frequently misunderstood approach to managing, La Russa explains his counterintuitive belief in process over result and team unity over individual talent. Along the way he shares stories from throughout his career--ultimately showing how, in a sport often governed by statistics, the secret to his success has been surprisingly human. The end result is a passionate and remarkable look at our national pastime that takes you behind the scenes of an impossible comeback and inside the mind of one of the game's greatest managers.

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    One Last Strike
    Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tony La Russa
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 624
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    ISBN 13: 9780062207715
    ISBN 10: 0062207717

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
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    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
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    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Libri: I-BA
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    DC22: B
    DC21: 796.357092
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    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
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    B&T Merchandise Category: LP
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    BISAC V2.8: SPO003000, SPO003010, SPO003030
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    DC22: 796.357/640977866
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    LC classification: GV875.S3 L37 2012B
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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    Publication date
    16 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY