Extra Innings

by Joe Boschi



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/22/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781449077532
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781449077525
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781449077549

About the Book

What’s this book about? The short answer is that it is about Bull Durham and the Godfather joining to play some golf with Tin Cup.


At one time or another, you’ve probably heard expressions like “You’re a product of your environment,” “More is better,” and “Timing is everything.”


Extra Innings is the story of Bobby Winston and Pep Woodson. It chronicles their youth and the influence of their environment on their lives and careers in Major League Baseball (Bobby) and the aerospace industry (Pep).


Each of them enjoyed enough success in their individual careers to enable them to retire comfortably, but it seemed that they were a step ahead of the boom times in each industry.


Bobby and Pep meet in retirement and work together at a golf course, where their interests in golf are focused. It doesn’t take long for them to exchange stories of their past and recognize the similarities in their lives. The compensation landscape changes around them in some of the same ways. An opportunity for each of them to get a second bite of the apple arises when they join forces.

About the Author

Joe Boschi is “retired,” but continues to do management consulting projects for the local golf course community where he lives. He grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Seton Hall High. He received his BSEE from Newark College of Engineering and his MBA from Seton Hall University.


The first thirty-four years of his career were in the Aerospace and Defense Electronics industries as a Program and Marketing management specialist.


He later headed up the marketing department of Zenger Miller and led the company’s efforts to reposition itself as a business consulting specialist. In 1997, he became the COO of Quantitative Management Systems and restructured the company to expand its product lines and business base in dialysis billing.


He retired to Florida with his wife of forty-eight years, Jo Ann. They have three sons located in New Jersey, California, and South Carolina.


After retirement, Joe accepted a position managing a staff of golf course associates and assisted in the opening of a new golf course.


Now retired for the second time, he plays golf, gardens, bowls, and plays a musical keyboard.