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A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving

After reading A Widow for One Year, I was convinced John Irving was one of the greatest authors of all time.  I couldn’t wait to get my hands on another of his novels.  A Prayer for Owen Meany received so many accolades, … Continue reading

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Batboy by Matthew McGough

In 1991, 16 year old Matthew McGough took a long shot and wrote 15 letters to George Steinbrenner and other members of the New York Yankees management.  It paid off big when the following spring, he was sitting in the … Continue reading

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Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin writes of her childhood and beloved Brooklyn Dodgers in this charming memoir entitled Wait Till Next Year.  The beauty of this little book, is that it presents a slice of Americana from not only a … Continue reading

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The Art Of Fielding by Chad Harbach

This is the stuff dreams are made of.  A high school prodigy gets scouted by a small Wisconsin college whose baseball team is long on losing seasons.  The prodigy, Henry Skrimshander,  enters the world of Westish College where tradition reigns … Continue reading

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The Brothers K by David James Duncan

“When I consider the odds against me watching baseball on Sabbath (100 to 1?), going fishing on Sabbath (1,000 to 1?), and doing both along with Papa because Everett, Peter, Irwin, Mama and the twins have all vanished at just … Continue reading

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Calico Joe by John Grisham

I’m… still… batting… a… thousand… off… you. Continue reading

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Calico Joe by John Grisham

For years, superstar author John Grisham has wanted to write a novel about baseball.  Unfortunately, the story just never came to him.  Then, a couple of years ago, Grisham read a story about Ray Chapman, a baseball player who was … Continue reading

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