Odd Man Out - Matt McCarthy

Odd Man Out

By Matt McCarthy

  • Release Date: 2009-02-19
  • Genre: Baseball
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 43 Ratings)
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"The best baseball book since Moneyball."

Hailed by critics as one of the great books about baseball, Odd Man Out captures the gritty essence of our national pastime as it is played outside the spot­light. Matt McCarthy, a decent left-handed starting pitcher on one of the worst squads in Yale history, earned a ticket to spring training as the twenty-sixth-round draft pick of the 2002 Anaheim Angels. This is the hilarious inside story of his year with the Provo Angels, Anaheim's minor league affiliate in the heart of Mormon country, as McCarthy navigates the ups and downs of an antic, grueling season, filled with cross-country bus trips, bizarre rivalries, and wild locker-room hijinks.


  • Odd Man Out

    By angelsbestinthewest
    Amazing book, a must read if you like baseball
  • Cubzfan4ever

    By jambo mambo kambo lambo
    Fantastic book! A real must read!
  • Great read

    By Inari87
    I'd consider this a must reds for all baseball fans. Some of it seems to be stretching the truth but it's incredibly well-written and entertaining throughout.