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LOS ANGELES- May 9th, 2019-  Barry Zito, the Cy Young Award winning pitcher and two time World Series champion is set to release his memoir, Curveball. The memoir details Barry's extraordinary life with exceptional detail.

From earning the coveted Cy Young Award right out of the gate at age twenty-four to signing a seven-year, $126 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, which at the time, was the largest contract ever given to a pitcher. The memoir details both the highs and the lows, the successes and failures. It isn’t just the story on the mound but rather a revealing look at Barry’s days as a Hollywood playboy, trying to live a fantasy that turned into a nightmare.

Barry reveals where he came from before his baseball career even began, detailing a tumultuous and complicated relationship with his father that became the self destructive engine for his entire career.

Barry ultimately hit rock bottom, trying out every religion and spiritual practice he could, until he found what he was looking for in God. He saved his life. Now, Barry is married and the father of two children, finally ready to share the wisdom of his journey in Curveball.

On sale September 17th and published by Thomas Nelson, a publishing division of HarperCollins Christian Publishers (who recently published Racing to the Finish: My Story by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff by Chip Gaines.)

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Barry Zito is a Cy Young Award winner and two-time World Series champion who pitched primarily for the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants throughout his Major League Baseball career. After retiring from baseball, Barry settled in Nashville with his wife, Amber, and their two sons. Already well into his second career as a musician and songwriter, Zito recently released his debut EP, “No Secrets.”

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