Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud



Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud At age 17 Joe Pepitone signed a 25,000 bonus contract with the Yankees, and soon experts were saying he would be the team s next superstar He could run, throw, field and he had a sweet swing But during his twelve years in the major leagues, Pepi devoted most of his energy to swinging off the field He blew his career, he destroyed two marriages, he lost three children and he came very close to a nervous breakdown At age 33 he gave up a 70,000 contract in Japan and quit baseball for good He finally admitted that most of his life he had been living a lie, acting the carefree clown to cover up his inner pain It was time to close the act In Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud, Pepitone attempts to show what was behind his berserk behavior He does so in the most devastatingly honest terms, holding back none of the embarrassment, the anguish, the guilt he kept accumulating He tells of the father he loved so much, Willie Pep Pepitone, the toughest man in a tough Brooklyn neighborhood Obsessed with making his son a baseball star, Willie constantly beat hell out of Joe One night, enraged at his father, Joe said, Mom I wish he d die The next day Willie died He tells how he demolished two marriages by trying to ball American, of how he was haunted by the words of his first child Daddy, don t leave me and of the nights when the guilt left him impotent Despite the travail, though, there is much humor in Joe s story Such as the time he was staying at Frank Sinatra s home, and Joe has a 350 pool shot line up Just as he shot, Sinatra knocked the ball away All right, Frank I won the money Sinatra, grinning, said, Joe, this is my game, this is my table and we are playing my rules Usually Joe Pepitone played only by his rules, and those rules maimed him Yet his regrets are not for what he did to himself You do what you have to do, and you pay the price but you pay it double when you see how it has hurt others you love from book s dustjacket Best Download [ Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud ] Author [ Joe Pepitone ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 246 pages
  • Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud
  • Joe Pepitone
  • English
  • 15 June 2018
  • 0872234282

10 thoughts on “Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud

  1. Aaron Lozano says:

    I would say that the critics were right in calling this an honest book I just found myself liking Joe Pep less with each page, and waiting for the redeeming moment it never came.

  2. Andrew Heitzman says:

    Pepitone s raw honesty is surprising in a memoir Even though it was written 40 years ago with an epilogue from just last year , it shows an amazing sense of understanding Every step of the way, Pepitone and Stainback show a deep understanding of not just what happened, but why Joe made those decisions, and the collision course it put him on The book tells the ultimate story of rags to riches to rags, of redemption, and of guilt Instead of just laying out the events of his life, Pepitone nar Pepitone s raw honesty is surprising in a memoir Even though it was written 40 years ago with an epilogue from just last year , it shows an amazing sense of understanding Every step of the way, Pepitone and St...

  3. Charles says:

    Joe Pepitone has to be high on any list of baseball players that had amazing talent for the game yet threw it away in a self destructive frenzy He was a very good fielder as well as a hitter, lost in most of the talk about his wayward ways is the fact that he won three Gold Glove awards at first base When Mickey Mantle s legs were giving out and he was moved to first base from center field, Pepitone took over in center and did a credible job While Pepitone is open about his many mistakes an Joe Pepitone has to be high on any list of baseball players that had amazing talent for the game yet threw it away in a self destructive frenzy He was a very good fielder as well as a hitter, lost in most...

  4. Rebecca says:

    Want to read about the life of a 60s baseball superstar who partied hard, wracked up insane amounts of debt to the point the club had to control his income and who coasted on his baseball success Read this Pepitone lived a rockstar life and a result squandered a lot of his baseball talent and opportunities He should have been the next Ted Williams He was instead another athletes who didn t live up to his potential Great read and told with complete honesty Pepitone as an author seems to scr Want to read about the life of a 60s baseball superstar who partied hard, wracked up insane amounts of debt to the point the club had to control his income and who coasted on his baseball success Read this Pepitone lived a rockstar life and a result squandered a lot of his baseball talent and opportunities He should have been the next Ted Williams He was instead another athletes who didn t live up to his potential Great read an...

  5. Brett says:

    When I opened my hairstyling place, I brought an extra fifty thousand fags into Yankee Stadium.

  6. Carol Storm says:

    Baseball s dark side THE NATURAL meets THE SOPRANOS MEAN STREETS on a FIELD OF DREAMS There are a million ways to describe this lost, long forgotten and possibly suppressed sports auto biography by failed Yankees slugger Joe Pepitone This racy, sordid, despairing, defiant, uplifting, frightening, complex, challenging account of a great star who never quite achieved superstardom contains everything the baseball industry does not, can not, will not ackknowledge about the game Pepitone te ...

  7. Kevin says:

    I m sure you ll find the word honest to be the most commonly used word to describe Joe Pepitone s autobiography From discussing his abusive father to his dangerous and disgusting sexual habits to his failures on the diamond, the man doesn t hold back Give him credit he doesn t try to seem likable, only genuine In that sense he succeeds There s no doubt that baseball fans will draw parallels between this book and Jim Bouton s Ball Four, published a few years prior I tried reading Bouton s I m sure you ll find the word honest to be...

  8. Whichthat says:

    Joe Pepitone was a scumbag But he was an honest scumbag, and not a little remorseful, and his autobiography looks back on a disappointing career in baseball and a sordid life everywhere else I discovered this book in high school around the same time I read Ball Four, and they hardly seemed to belong to the same genre Where Bouton was bright and relatable, letting me in on a long series of pri...

  9. Todd Kalinski says:

    By far the best sporting book of its time, brutally honest filled with hilarious despair Joe Pepitone hung with the racket boys at the Copa, fucked everything that he could, hung with Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris while playing for the New York Yankees of the mid 1960s The Duane Thomas of baseball A misfit, anti authoritative, malcontent who blew most of his money before he had it A beautiful story, really When Pepitone finally left the MLB, heading to Japan to play, his 90 year old grandfa...

  10. Pamela Montano says:

    Joe Pepitone, played for the NY Yankees, the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs He wasfamous for his exploits off the field than for his accomplishments on the field He was a good ballplayer, but never wanted to truly hone his craft He wanted to party, chase women and hang out with celebrities...

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