Bat Boy By Matthew Mcgough

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Coming of Age with the Yankees
The book Bat Boy by Matthew McGough is a autobiography. Bat Boy is a print written in 2005 several years after Matthew finished working in the clubhouse. The book takes place in Bronx, New York City, New York. Matthew’s life started in 1975, in New York City, New York. He went to private school at Regis High School. Regis High School is a private Jesuit university-preparatory school for Roman Catholic boys located on Manhattan's Upper East Side. In July 1991 Matthew went to a Yankees game against the Kansas City Royals, where he took notes of the game in baseball shorthand. The Yankees ended up winning the game 4 to 3 after in the ninth inning a Kansas City Royals player batted with an illegal bat. This game was important, because during this game Matthew noticed how the bat boys got to experience the game from on the field.
Later, on in October 9, 1991 Matthew sent a letter into the Yankees staff to try to get the job. Matthew hand wrote the letter hoping it would have greater effect on their decision. A month or so later after several calls into the process Matthew met with Nick, the Yankees equipment manager. Nick told Matthew to return opening day. Nick did not ask any questions about Matt, like he was expecting, except if Matthew’s parents would be mad about him riding home late. …show more content…

The players played a joke on him, about a bat stretcher. They told him to get a bat stretcher even though they don’t exist. Later in the season Matthew stayed after a game to clean up and was messing around. Matthew and the other bat boys were batting in the batting cage and drinking. Matthew and one of the other bat boys got into a melee. Nick told him to go to bed. In August 1992 Matthew got to go on his first with the Yankees. He was set up on a date with a girl in the stadium by the bullpen. He also got to tour the field and place his name on the wall in

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