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Author Asinof, Eliot, 1919-2008, author.

Title Off-season / Eliot Asinof.

Publication Info. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2000]


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Description 1 online resource (149 pages).
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Series Writing baseball
Writing baseball.
Note Print version record.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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Summary "Eliot Asinof's newest baseball hero left tiny Gandee, Missouri, as John Clyde Cagle Jr., a hard-throwing lefthander who had pitched a perfect game in high school. New he returns in triumph as the legendary "Black Jack," superstar of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a stoic, menacing mound demon with a Fu Manchu moustache and a 106-mile-per-hour fastball." "In a nationally televised event that, like everything else in his life, is precisely orchestrated by agent and money manager Gordon Stanley, Jack's return is to dedicate Black Jack Field, the two-million-dollar ballpark he has donated to his hometown. He arrives in a white stretch limo, glamorous girlfriend at his side and the world at his feet."
"But he is stung by a spate of bad memories of his boyhood, most painful of which is that of Cyrus Coles, his fat black battery mate who had quietly taught Jack the disciplined pitching that had made him great. Typically now, when Jack throws out the ceremonial first pitch to his father, Vietnam war hero, spit-and-polish sheriff of Gandee, everyone believes the father to be the reason for the son's success." "Then Jack confronts Cyrus's murdered body, blown away by a shotgun blast. He has to face the fury of Cyrus's widow, Ruby, and, most provocative of all, an outspoken woman named Foxx, who makes him aware that he's been living a lie."
"Jack flees this unsettling scene with his girlfriend for the pleasures of New York City - until he learns that, back in Gandee, his father has arrested Ruby for the murder of her husband. To everyone's astonishment, Jack returns to Gandee to help her."--Jacket.
Language English.
Subject Pitchers (Baseball) -- Fiction.
Pitchers (Baseball) (OCoLC)fst01064892
Languages & Literatures.
American Literature.
Genre/Form Baseball stories -- Mystery fiction.
Baseball stories. (OCoLC)fst01726531
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Mystery fiction.
Other Form: Print version: Asinof, Eliot, 1919-2008. Off-season. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2000 0809322978 (DLC) 99032220 (OCoLC)41320218
ISBN 0585336873 (electronic book)
9780585336879 (electronic book)
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