Major League Baseball has had its share of characters. Mark Littell is a one-of-a-kind, mold-breaking country boy from the Bootheel of Missouri. In this book, Mark takes you through his wild and wooly career as a baseball player, from his very first at-bat when he was six years old, through his career in the Major Leagues. This collection of unbelievable tales will have you on the floor laughing, as Mark’s Southern twang and quick wit show you a side of baseball you’ve never seen before.
Read on to discover what the most common baseball term is, how a country boy from Missouri made it from the farm to the major league pitching mound, and why the city of Cleveland won’t let Mark back.
“Having Country as a teammate was a pleasure. I never realized he had the writing skills or humor to write such an insightful book. A must-read story.”
- Dave Nelson
Former MLB player, and current broadcaster for the Milwaukee Brewers
“A candid and humorous book about big league baseball. Mark brings to life the ups and downs of professional baseball. This book definitely finds the strike zone.”
- Denny Matthews
Sportscaster and Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame
Member—2007 recipient of Ford C. Frick award
“This book is the real deal. Mark did a great job of sharing his own stories playing the greatest game in the world. Every baseball fan should read this and laugh their ass off like I did.”
- Jim Wohlford
Former MLB player
“Mark is one-of-a-kind, and his uproarious personality comes out in the pages of this book. On the Eighth Day... is a phenomenal collection of stories that will have everyone, baseball fan or not, rolling on the floor with laughter.”
R. Craig Coppola
Author of The Fantastic Life