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Author Molina, Bengie, 1974- author.

Title Molina : the story of the father who raised an unlikely baseball dynasty / Bengie Molina with Joan Ryan.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. MOLINA, B.    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  796.357 MOLINA    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B MOLINA    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  796.357 MOLINA    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  796.357 M73    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  796.357 MOLINA    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  796.357 MOLINA    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  B MOLINA    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  796.357 MOLINA M    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  796.357 MO    Check Shelf
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description 259 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Summary "The inspiring true story of the poor Puerto Rican factory worker, Benjamin Molina Santana, who against all odds raised the greatest baseball dynasty of all time: Molina's three sons--Bengie, Jose, and Yadier--have each earned two World Series rings, which is unprecedented in the sport, and his story is told by one of them, Bengie. A baseball rules book. A tape measure. A lottery ticket. These were in the pocket of Bengie Molina's father when he died of a heart attack on the rutted Little League field in his Puerto Rican barrio. The items serve as thematic guideposts in Molina's beautiful memoir about his father, who through baseball taught his three sons about loyalty, humility, courage, and the true meaning of success. Bengie and his two brothers--Jose and six-time All-Star Yadier--became famous catchers in the Major Leagues and have six World Series championships among them. Only the DiMaggio brothers can rival the Molinas as the most accomplished siblings in baseball history. Bengie was the least likely to reach the Majors. He was too slow, too sensitive, and too small. But craving his beloved father's respect, Bengie weathered failure after deflating failure until one day he was hoisting a World Series trophy in a champagne-soaked clubhouse. All along he thought he was fulfilling his father's own failed dream of baseball glory--only to discover it had not been his father's dream at all. Written with the emotional power of sports classics such as Field of Dreams and Friday Night Lights, Molina is a love story between a formidable but flawed father and a son who, in unearthing answers about his father's life, comes to understand his own"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Molina, Benjamin.
Fathers -- Puerto Rico.
Fathers and sons.
Molina, Bengie, 1974-
Baseball -- Puerto Rico.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / General.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Ryan, Joan, 1959- author.
ISBN 9781451641042 (hardback)
1451641044 (hardback)
9781451641059 (pbk.)
1451641052 (pbk.)
9781451641066 (ebk.)
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