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One Man’s Dream: My Town, My Team, My Time

One Man’s Dream: My Town, My Team, My Time

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For 18 years, Frank White was the gold standard by which every Major League Baseball second baseman was judged. His fielding range was uncanny and his ability to make a pinpoint throw to first base defied description.
    Yet, near the end of his career, he left the Royals with a bad taste in his mouth. He served as a coach for the Boston Red Sox for a brief stint, but returned to Kansas City with renewed optimism, hoping that one day his dream of becoming a Major League manager would become a reality.
    He worked as a coach, a Double A manager in Wichita, Kansas, and served as a team vice president.
    Whenever it came time to name a new field manager, he was always overlooked. He never made his disappointment public, but he would confide to close friends that he was heartbroken by the Royals decisions concerning his future.
   Most recently he enjoyed a successful stint as a TV color commentator for the Royals, but was kicked out of the booth because of his honesty and insight into a team that had not enjoyed the type of success that was always associated with the Royals during White's golden era.
    White is one of three Royals icons - joining late manager Dick Howser and Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett - to have their numbers retired. A statue of his turning a double play stands in center field at Kauffman Stadium and his status with Kansas City baseball fans will never be tarnished.
    In One Man's Dream, White gives fans an inside look at his baseball legacy, from the glory days of the 1970s and 1980s to the disappointing way the team turned its back on its greatest representative - both on, and off the field.

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Publisher: Ascend Books (October 15, 2012)

Hardcover: 272 pages

ISBN 13: 9780985631420

Weight: 1.3 pounds

Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.1 inches