Major League Bride
An Inside Look at Life Outside the Ballpark
by
Kathleen Lockwood
  

Experience life outside of the ballpark with a Major League Bride
Major League Bride: An Inside Look at Life Outside the Ballpark details the triumphs and tribulations of family life within Major League Baseball.  It exposes the all pervasive pressure that accompanies the privilege of competing in America's National Pastime and spotlights the inner strength of the major league wives who support each other over the long "home alone" season. 
Major League Bride is a diary of growth, a journal of struggle, an account of bizarrely truthful stranger-than-fiction events involving eccentric teammates, a manual of survival but most of all a story of love
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Major League Bride

  • Offers a rare feminine insight into the personal lives of athletes.
  •  Expounds on the value of female friendships and the loneliness of moving and the difficulty of adults fitting into new groups.
  • Presents a behind the scenes historical perspective on the role of Marvin Miller and the empowerment of the Major League Baseball Player's Association.
  • Focuses on the strength of committed relationships and the importance of trust in a world full of pressure and temptation.
Praise for Major League Bride:

"A marvelously well written, entertaining book about the trials and tribulations of a major league family – and the love of a wife who is steadfast through it all. A must read.” - Lou Gorman, former General Manager of the Boston Red Sox and author of One Pitch from Glory and High and Inside.

 
“Thank you [Kathy] for taking the time to document the life of a baseball wife with dignity and humor and fondness.” - Nancy Seaver, New York Mets fellow teammate.
 
"Everyone knows about the players on the field, but not many know what is going on off the field or how family life influences athletes.” - Fr. William Sullivan, Sports History Professor, St. Anslem’s College


“If you love baseball like I do, you’ll be fascinated by the behind the scene stories. Kathleen Lockwood has not hit a HOME RUN with Major League Bride, she’s blasted a GRAND SLAM!” – MLB Blogger

"A fascinating cross between Erma Bomback and Doris Kearns Goodwin - an intriguing look at baseball's economic history from the perspective of one who had "been there and done that".
- Baseball Blogger

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