Cinderella stories of baseball abound in this tale of an upstart expansion team--the California Rush--pitted against St. Louis in an unforgettable pennant race.
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Baseball makes sense; the people who play it often don't. This novel explains the origin of one of the most insane games in baseball fact or fiction. It climaxes a relationship between a golden boy, Davey Tremayne, and his less-talented but hard-driving rival, Jay Bates, managers of the two teams contending for the top of their division. Jay's scrappy expansion team, the California Rush, wins because they stretch the rules and manners of the game. When Davey's more traditional style fails him, he makes a mystical, senseless decision to play an incompetent pitcher who gives up an endless succession of hits--but no runs. This is a wonderfully told story, with well-drawn characters and nice turns of phrase. Even nonbaseball fans can love it.
- Marylaine Block, St. Ambrose Univ. Lib., Davenport, Ia.
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Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0025635700
Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0025635700