Editor's note: Excerpted from "Becoming Manny: Inside the Life of Baseball's Most Enigmatic Slugger", by Jean Rhodes and Shawn Boburg. Copyright © 2009 by Jean Rhodes and Shawn Boburg. Reprinted with permission by Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Chapter 29 -- 2008: 500 Home Runs in Dodger Blue
Manny was coming off perhaps his best month as a pro, but there was little time to enjoy it. He was entering the last guaranteed year of his contract, and to him it ...Read full story