The Cup of Coffee Club: 11 Players and Their Brush with Baseball History


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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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6.3 X 9.3 X 1.0 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Jacob Kornhauser is a sportswriter and former television producer. He has worked for ESPN, FOX Sports, and Bleacher Report.


No matter the backstory or the ending, there's a certain magic around a ballplayer whose entire career comes down to one appearance in a big-league game, a lifetime lived in the span of just a couple hours. In this book, Jacob Kornhauser has given each of those one-game wonders a chance to have his full story told--and there's magic in that too.--Sean Deveney, The Sporting News
Jacob Kornhauser has written a wonderful book about one of my favorite topics: baseball players who get one day, one game in the big leagues. It made me think of my favorite movie, Field of Dreams. Enjoy.--Tim Kurkjian, ESPN's Baseball Tonight
When an athlete says his goal is to play in the Big Leagues one day they don't really mean it. What they'd really like to do is play a lot of days. Season after season of days, truth be told. But for some that "one day" is all they'll get it. And the stories Jacob Kornhauser tells of each player's "day" are as entertaining and compelling as those of any superstar. Rich and intriguing and worthy of that rare and richly deserved moment in the Majors. Individually it's a collection of days. Sewn together it's Cooperstown.--John Anderson, ESPN Sportscenter Anchor
It will shed light to fans in a new way.--Mark Appel, former No. 1 overall MLB draft pick
The title is inspired, and its human interest stories are well told. For all of us who think "Damn Yankees" is for us--we who would sell our souls to the devil in exchange for one big league season--no, one at bat--this book rings true.--George F. Will, best-selling author and writer for the Washington Post
This is one of the very best baseball books in years. Readers will put faces and names to what they knew on a subliminal level: major-league baseball is really, really hard, and a lot of fine young players get left behind.--Booklist, Starred Review