Major League Bride: An Inside Look at Life Outside the Ballpark details the triumphs and tribulations of family life within Major League Baseball. It exposes the all pervasive pressure that accompanies the privilege of competing in America’s National Pastime and spotlights the inner strength of the major league wives who support each other over the long “home alone” season.
Major League Bride is a diary of growth, a journal of struggle, an account of bizarrely truthful stranger-than-fiction events involving eccentric teammates. It offers a glimpse inside family waiting rooms across the country. It is a manual of survival but most of all it is a story of love.
Major League Bride
- Offers a rare feminine insight into the personal lives of athletes.
- Expounds on the value of female friendships and the loneliness of moving and the difficulty of adults fitting into new groups.
- Presents a behind the scenes historical perspective on the role of Marvin Miller and the empowerment of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association.
- Focuses on the strength of committed relationships and the importance of trust in a world full of pressure and temptation.
Kathleen Lockwood’s Bio:
Days after graduating as an English Major from Regis College in Weston, MA, I walked down the aisle of Holy Cross Church in Springfield, MA to marry Skip Lockwood and stepped into the world of Major League Baseball. My honeymoon was spent on a road trip to Tiger Stadium in Detroit and Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium where I received a totally different education provided by the major league baseball community as a Major League Baseball Bride.
I spent the next twelve years in the company of some exceptional women on six different teams all across the country as my husband was periodically traded, sold, sent down, brought up and finally released.
A sixteen year breast cancer survivor, I am the mother of 5. Skip and I will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary this summer