Reaching the major leagues is a pipe dream for most young baseball players in America. Very few ever get to live it out. A select number of those players face the elation and frustration of getting to play in just one major league game.
Jacob Kornhauser is from Crystal Lake, Illinois where he grew up watching the Cubs at Wrigley Field every summer. He is a sports writer who has worked at such sports media companies as ESPN and FOX Sports. THE CUP OF COFFEE CLUB is his first book; his second, MAX GORDON: LIFE, LOSS & BASEBALL'S GREATEST COMEBACK, which he wrote with his brother, Dylan, was released in 2021.
The Cup of Coffee Club: 11 Players and Their Brush with Baseball History
THE CUP OF COFFEE CLUB: 11 Players and Their Brush with Baseball History tells the unique stories of eleven of these players. It details their struggles to reach the major leagues, their one moment in the limelight, and their struggles to get back. They include a former Major League Baseball manager, the son of a Baseball Hall of Famer, and two different brothers of Hall of Famers. Exclusive interviews with each of the players provide insight into what that single seminal moment meant and how they dealt with the blow of never making another major league appearance again.
“This is one of the very best baseball books in years.” Booklist, Starred Review