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Fear strikes out

the Jim Piersall story

by Jimmy Piersall

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Published by University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln .
Written in English

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  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Piersall, Jimmy,
    • Baseball players -- United States -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesJim Piersall story
      Statementby Jim Piersall and Al Hirshberg ; with a new afterword by Jim Piersall.
      ContributionsHirshberg, Albert, 1909-1973.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV865.P54 A34 1999
      The Physical Object
      Pagination224 p. ;
      Number of Pages224
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL386854M
      ISBN 100803287615
      LC Control Number98049645
      OCLC/WorldCa40255913

      Title: Fear Strikes Out: The Jim Piersall Story By: Jim Piersall, Al Hirshberg Format: Paperback Number of Pages: Vendor: Bison Books Publication Date: Weight: 10 ounces ISBN: ISBN Stock No: WW Fear Strikes Out is a clichéd case of melodramatic s Hollywood sensationalism. The acting, writing and music are all over the top.

      Fear Strikes Out: The Jim Piersall Story by Al Hirshberg; Jim Piersall. University of Nebraska Press, Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. But before he racked up those numbers, Piersall faced a foe much tougher that a m.p.h. fastball: mental illness. Anthony Perkins stars as Piersall in this powerful true story. Fear Strikes Out also marks the filmmaking debut of Alan J. Pakula and Robert Mulligan, .

      In , Piersall published his autobiography (written with the help of Al Hirshberg) called Fear Strikes Out: The Jim Piersall Story. In it, he candidly documented his struggle with mental illness and his breakdown, and the fascinating book became a best seller. I had my book Fear Strikes Out, and the truth hurts, I wasn't very good at school. You know, so I've got pictures here with Joe Dimaggio and Harry Caray and fights I've had on the field.


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Fear Strikes Out; the Jim Piersall Story Hardcover – January 1, by al Piersall Jim, and Hirshberg (Author)/5(51). The Paperback of the Fear Strikes Out: The Jim Piersall Story by Jim Piersall, Al Hirshberg | at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due Brand: UNP - Bison Books. "Fear Strikes Out" is the story of Jim Piersall, eventually a star Boston Red Sox player. Pushed by his father all of his life to achieve this goal, the pressure finally takes a toll on Piersall contributing to his mental breakdown.

Piersall then spends some time at an institution to get to the root of the problem/5(44). James Anthony Piersall was an American baseball center fielder who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for five teams, from through Piersall was best known for his well-publicized battle with bipolar disorder that became the subject of a book and a film, Fear Strikes Out/5.

Fear Strikes Out: The Jim Piersall Story. Al Hirshberg. U of Nebraska Press, - Sports & Recreation - pages. 1 Review In Fear strikes out book book Jim relates the story of his life including his breakdown in and recovery.

The back of the book says that the breakdown was ‘so complete that seven months virtually have vanished 4/5(1). Cowritten with Boston sportswriter Al Hirshberg, this is the story of Piersall’s collapse and his subsequent attempt to return to the major leagues.

A shattering confessional of mental hardship, 4/5(1). The book ends with the end of the season, he was well on his way to a long and productive baseball career. The book I read was published in and contains an afterward by Jim Piersall where he summarizes his life since then, what he is doing now and how he feels about the movie “Fear Strikes Out”/5(1).

Buy Fear Strikes Out: The Jim Piersall Story by Jim Piersall, Al Hirshberg online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now. The story of his battle to overcome mental illness is chronicled in his book, Fear Strikes Out, which he wrote with Al Hirshberg, and the movie of the same title.

Piersall, who spent 11 years with the Red Sox organization, was named to the American League All-Star team in and   Fear Strikes Out Approved | 1h 40min | Biography, Drama, Sport | 10 July (South Africa) True story of the life of Jimmy Piersall, who battled 7/10(K).

Get this from a library. Fear strikes out; the Jim Piersall story. [Jimmy Piersall; Al Hirshberg] -- When Jim Piersall first donned a Boston Red Sox uniform, he quickly distinguished himself as one of baseball's most colorful figures.

Prone to wild rages, he argued with umpires, managers, and his. Fear Strikes Out When the record book closed on Boston Red Sox outfielder Jimmy Piersall's career, it showed 17 seasons in the major leagues and an impressive lifetime batting average of But.

Fear Strikes Out () Fear Strikes Out might be one of the few baseball movies to feature very little baseball. No games are depicted in full; there are no exciting montages of teams winning or losing, and there’s little romantic aggrandizement of America’s pastime.

Yet the film also purports to tell the true story of. Game Night Collection (Major League / Bang the Drum Slowly / Fear Strikes Out / Hardball / Talent for the Game / Bad News Bears / etc.) out of 5 stars 3 DVD.

: Fear Strikes Out: The Jim Piersall Story () by Piersall, Jim and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(). InPiersall published his autobiography which he called "Fear Strikes Out." The book tells the story of his battle with mental illness and struggle to return to the game he loved.

Ina. "Fear Strikes Out" is the story of Jim Piersall, eventually a star Boston Red Sox player. Pushed by his father all of his life to achieve this goal, the pressure finally takes a toll on Piersall contributing to his mental breakdown. Piersall then spends some time at an institution to get to the root of the : Sport.

Based on the true story of troubled baseball star Jimmy Piersall, Fear Strikes Out is an emotionally compelling drama featuring excellent performances from Anthony Perkins and Karl Malden. 83%83%. Fear Strikes Out is ultimately about the danger of obsession, and once the sport is put back in proper perspective, it heals instead of hurts.

John and Jimmy Piersall repair their rift as so many fathers and sons have over time, with a game of catch, the same symbolic ritual that would reunite John and Ray Kinsella decades : Jason Bellamy.

Jimmy’s book, Fear Strikes Out, was reissued inand he contributed an Afterword to the reprinting. But he still isn’t a fan of the movie version. “Anthony Perkins [who played Piersall] threw like a girl. He may have been the worst looking ballplayer I have.

Fear Strikes Out also marks the filmmaking debut of Alan J. Pakula and Robert Mulligan, the team whose credits include To Kill A Mockingbird. From top to bottom, the film fields a stellar lineup.Perhaps the only major knock I can give "Fear Strikes Out" is that it is fairly widely known that the actual Jim Piersall pretty much disowns it, not necessarily agreeing with the treatment of his father as the kindling that fueled the mental breakdown (the central drama of the entire film).