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Eric Gagne Biography

In Break Barriers, Eric Gagne talks about the barrier he had to break to become a top major league pitcher.
Eric Gagne

Since becoming the closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2002, Eric Gagne has become the most reliable relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. In 2003, he set a major league record by going 55-0 in save opportunities and winning the National League Cy Young Award, as the league's top pitcher. In Break Barriers, Eric Gagne talks about the barriers he had to break to become a success both on and off the baseball diamond.

Eric Gagne - Break Barriers

Break Barriers is one of the latest books in the Positively For Kids series of autobiographies of professional athletes. In Break Barriers, Gagne tells readers about the barriers he had to break in becoming baseball's top relief pitcher. The book follows Eric from his days growing up in Montreal, Quebec, to his struggles with an eating disorder, to living in the United States without knowing any English, to his rise to the top of the baseball world.

Break Barries - A Look Inside An Athlete's Life

Break Barriers is a great read that gives you a neat look inside the life of one of baseball's most dominant pitchers and an idea of the hard work and determintation it takes to make it to the majors. The book is filled with lots of great pictures of Eric Gagne growing up and lots of stories about Gagne that you've probably never heard. Did you know that Eric Gagne learned English by watching hours of MTV? Or that he and his friends were once chased by an old man after they rode around on their bikes and knocked down their neighbors' garbage cans?

Eric Gagne - Fun Facts

  • Eric Gagne reached 100 saves faster than any other pitcher in major league history.
  • Eric Gagne's favorite movie as a kid was "The Shining." He knows every word of the movie's dialogue and read the book five times.
  • When Eric Gagne was 11, he got his first job as a paper boy.

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