Dirk Hayhurst Posts

Dirk Hayhurst on doctoring a baseball

After Michael Pineda was caught with a foreign substance on his hand last week, former Major Leaguer & author Dirk Hayhurst joined the Rona Roundtable with Rick Ralph on TSN 1290 Winnipeg discussing the substances that pitchers use to get a better grip on the ball.

Interview with Dirk Hayhurst – April 14, 2014

Dirk Hayhurst on “Bigger Than The Game”

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Dirk Hayhurst joined Rick Ralph on the Rona Roundtable on TSN 1290 Winnipeg last week discussing his newest book “Bigger Than The Game”.

I have enjoyed all of Hayhurst’s books and included them on my list of Baseball Books for Opening Day

Dirk Hayhurst on Bigger Than The Game

Baseball Books for Opening Day

Baseball books are some of my favourite sports books, the grind of a 162 game season, the difficulty of working from Class A Ball to the Majors and the stories involved are always entertaining and hilarious.

Here are my favourite sports books just in time for opening day

5 1/2X8 1/4 5/8The Dirk Hayhurst Collection – The Bullpen Gospels, Out of My League, & Bigger Than The Game

A fantastic collection of books that I finished in about a week combined. Dirk Hayhurst starts off from college, takes you through getting drafted, into the minor leagues and shows the hard work that gets you into the majors. All three are awesome reads with great stories about playing professional baseball.


game from where i standDoug Glanville – The Game From Where I Stand: From Batting Practice tot he Clubhouse to the Best Breakfast on the Road, an Inside View of a Ballplayer’s Life.

Doug Glanville talks about the pressure of being a first round draft pick to the glitz and glamour of being a Major League Ballplayer.

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Matt McCarthy – Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit

Matt McCarthy was a left-handed pitcher from Yale and a 26th round pick of the Anaheim Angels. He wrote about his year in the minors with Utah before entering Harvard Medical School.



Michael Lewis – Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

By now everyone has heard of Moneyball, how Billy Beane lead the Oakland A’s into the statistical revolution.


Jose Canseco – Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big

When this book came out many questioned whether or not anything written in here was true. As time passed many people wound up saying ” Canseco was right”. Certainly an enjoyable read about the life of a a baseball player’s rise to stardom with the aid of PEDs.