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The Heavenly World Series: Timeless Baseball Fiction
The Heavenly World Series: Timeless Baseball Fiction by Frank ORourke 0786709502 9780786709502
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The Heavenly World Series: Timeless Baseball Fiction by Frank ORourke

With freshness and empathy during the 1940s and 1950s, Frank ORourke created a world of baseball fiction as evocative as a dusty rural diamond or Wrigley Fields ivied walls. In this richly enjoyable collection of ORourkes workthe first in nearly fifty years and including six stories never before in book formhis heroes compete alongside such real baseball greats as Roy Campanella, Joe DiMaggio, and Willie Mays, while confronting the all-too-human limitations of injury, age, and envy. In The Catcher, the longtime star of the St. Louis Blues returns for a game facing his old team and the heartless owner who traded him away. One Ounce of Common Sense portrays a dramatic pennant race in which a veteran shortstop counsels a young teammate at odds with the team owner during contract negotiations, only to be benched for this so-called insubordination. And in Nothing New, a player modeled on the young Jackie Robinson strides across the color line and makes history with an unforgettable dash around the bases. ORourke captures the essence of baseball in elegiac, unsentimentalized fiction that will endure as long as fans of the national pastime love the game.

Author: Frank ORourke

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 320

Publisher: Carroll & Graf

Publication Date: 2002-03-12

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ISBN: 0786709502


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