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Hardcover Searching for Heroes: The Quest of a Yankee Batboy Book

ISBN: 0964470101

ISBN13: 9780964470101

Searching for Heroes: The Quest of a Yankee Batboy

an inspiratioal sports book about the N. Y. Yankees of the 50s---- the author joe carrieri was the Yankee Batboy from 1949 to 1955 and the n y yankees won 5 world series in a row.In Searching for... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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The Italian New York Yankees batboy who suggested to his Puerto Rican softball teammate to attend a

I am certain the book is fantastic. Joe always carried his heart in all his dealings on behalf of the downtrodden. We met in 1949 when I had just arrived from Puerto Rico which seems like yesterday. In 1965 I was part of the great New York Yankees team which Joe and his brother Frank knew so well as batboys.


While unlike many other people who have read this book by seeing it on the shelf or being told how good it was I was told to read it by the author of it...Joe Carrieri. I met Joe on many occasions as I would work the morning shifts at the local Foodtown/Shoprite in the neighborhood and he would always be in every weekend. One day while talking about the yankees he told me about his bok and the next time I was in the book store I happened to see it so I bought it. It sat on my shelf for a few years and I forgot about it. But last night I happened to see it and had nothing to read and picked it up. Ti put it mildly I have never ead a book so fast in my life. The Book was absolutely amazing!!! I would reccommend this book to anyone! Joe if you read this I was the guy that always worked with Maria from about 1994-1998 my name is Louis Mancini and you did a great job!!!


This book will make you yearn for the time that athletes felt a responsibilty to the fans. While not angels, the athletes of the 40s and 50s at least loved to play the game and had an innocent quality lacking in today's athletes, who are merely interested in their own pleasure, and don't even seem to enjoy it. This book will make you feel good.

Great read

My favorite story was that of the "case of the missing bat" It lead my mind to a better place, one of more simple time. I wounder who really has Al Rosen's bat????????

Like a breath of fresh air.

I loved this book. It's the story of young Joe Carrieri and his quest to become a Yankee batboy. The story takes place in the late 1940's and early 1950's, this was during the Yankees dynasty were they won 5 world series in a row. In the story you get to know all the Yankee greats of that time, Joe Dimaggio,Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Billy Martin. When I was reading the book I couldn't help but to compare yesterdays athletes with todays. I'm not comparing the skills but the attitude. In todays world of Super salary/Super Ego bad boy athletes, it was refreshing to read about althletes who felt a responsiblity to kids, knowing that these kids regarded them as heroes. It is a bygone era. The book also doubles as a motivational book, basically saying hold on to your dreams and stay focused. If you are a Yankee fan run out and buy this book, if your not a fan run out and buy this book.
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