Monday, April 12, 2010
BOOK: Things Happen for a Reason by Terry Leach
Terry Leach put this book out years ago. It is one of my more favorite baseball books. Terry gives fun basic stories about his days in baseball.
There are MANY 2-3 page stories here about Terry's days in college, independent, minor league, and major league baseball. You can read a few very short enjoyable stories, as each one stands well on its own. Of course, reading the entire book gives a great look at a very interesting baseball career.
Terry talks about a very young Dwight Gooden dealing with instant success and fame. He also mentions other players from his exciting playing days.
One of my favorite stories in the book involves Terry getting an 86 World Series ring. It took him a while, but he got it!
This is another book I actually read some time ago, but I really liked it and wanted to bring it up here. It is an extremely easy to read book. You feel almost like you are listening to Terry tell his stories as you read the book. It has that kind of a flow. Plus, it would be a great book for a younger reader since it is family friendly.