The athlete biography shelf at a local bookstore is crammed, maybe even overcrowded, with former players telling their stories of boyhood dreams to eventual stardom. Each star player with enough content to write a book may have differing experiences and unique behind-the-scenes tales, but almost all of them follow the same guidelines.
Former Yankees great David Cone and YES Network analyst Jack Curry took that formula and tossed it in the trash for their new book Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher. They came away with an incredibly compelling story that stretches far beyond what happened in the eventful playing career of Cone.
Full Count follows a satisfying chronological journey through Cone’s life. The perfect game retelling may be the climax of this great read, but there is much more. It’s a great book.