Odd Man Out
I have heard nothing but glowing praise of this book and just ordered a copy of it myself to read on the flight out to Arizona next week, and even though I have yet to read it, from some of the excerpts of the book posted on-line, it is a must read and will a popular book for some time for those who love to read about baseball.
From the editorial review on Amazon:
While his professional baseball career lasted for just one summer, McCarthy still compiled enough incidents and anecdotes to make for an eye-opening read about the wildly unpredictable life of a minor-league ballplayer. Drafted in 2002 by the Anaheim Angels, the Yale-educated left-hander was eventually shipped off to the Angels rookie team in Provo, Utah, where he had to not only adjust to the grueling schedule of a professional athlete but also to the culture of a heavily Mormon town. McCarthy shatters the idea of a glamorous lifestyle in the minor leagues