A baseball rules book. A tape measure. A lottery ticket.
These were in the pocket of Bengie Molina’s father when he died of a heart attack on the rutted Little League field in his Puerto Rican barrio. The items serve as thematic guideposts in Molina’s beautiful memoir about his father, who through baseball taught his three sons about loyalty, humility, courage, and the true meaning of success.
Bengie and his two brothers—Jose and six-time All-Star Yadier—became famous catchers ... read more