Dirk Hayhurst is a pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, currently playing for the Triple-A Durham Bulls. Following a standout career at Kent State University, the Canton, Ohio, native has appeared in the major leagues with the San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays. But that's just part of the story.
Dirk is a staunch believer that what you do does not define you, but you define it. In that sense, he dabbles in, and occasionally excels at, a variety of things, often garnering the reaction "You’re not the typical athlete, are you?"
He is the author of the New York Times bestseller "The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran."
His second book is expected to hit the shelves in spring 2012.
Hayhurst is also the inventor of the Garfoose, a friend to special-needs kids who happens to be a fire breathing, magically empowered, indestructible, wifi enabled, half giraffe half moose who is ready and able to take on the A.L. East, yet still excited to read at school functions.
Visit Dirk's website: http://dirkhayhurst.com/
Follow him on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/TheGarfoose
I remember you !! You were a former pitcher for the BlueJays !! Big fan of your writing !!
Sir, I googled Dirk Hayhurst.Yyou sound like an interesting person. Kinda like a Jim Morris only younger. Most all young baseball fans grow up wanting to play in the bigs. I hope you are able to pull off what most of us dream about. Good luck on your journey sir.
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P.S. Just click on my name and you should find the article.