The Loser's Ball

...and Other Winning Strategies

by Bob Lannom



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/8/2024

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9798385028085
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9798385028078
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9798385028092

About the Book

This is the story of a farm kid who grew up on a small dairy farm with the dream of playing baseball for the Tennessee Volunteers. There was no Little League, nor did his high school have a baseball program. He was left to develop his skills through creative techniques in preparation for his time to come. He became a “rock hitter”, pitching up rocks and smacking them with old axe handles. The book details how he dealt with Loser’s Balls and how he worked through his losses by not giving up, but “giving out” with his determined work ethic to “pocket” the negatives and climb out of the loser’s bracket as he turned his Loser’s Balls into “Opportunity Balls”, winning many championships along the way. You will learn that losses are often disguised as foundations for upcoming victories greater than your expectations, not only in sports, but in the extra innings of the game of life. Philippians 4:13.

About the Author

Bob was Co-Captain of the 1966 Tennessee Volunteers baseball team, which won the school’s first SEC East Championship. Their 22 wins broke a single season record. His teams won 14 championships in his 13-year career, including a National Championship in the 1964 Stan Musial World Series of amateur baseball. He worked as a professional teacher, administrator, and motivational speaker. He conducted seminars for businesses in Supervision, Teamwork, Leadership, and Managing People. Bob wrote a motivational column for six Tennessee weekly newspapers. As Production Manager of Fleetwood Homes, he helped lead his plant to the number one production team ahead of 41 other plants. He served as an elder in his church for 21 years and has taught Bible School for 58 years. He married his high school sweetheart, Brenda. He has three children with six grands, and a great-grand son.