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Heading Home: Growing Up in Baseball (Signed)

Connolly, Harry

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ISBN 10: 0847818896 / ISBN 13: 9780847818891
Published by Rizzoli, New York, 1995
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Hardcover with dustjacket. 8vo. First edition. SIGNED and inscribed by author on front endpaper. Book is in fine condition; jacket is in near fine condition, with lightly rubbed edges and a scuffed rear cover. With an introduction by Stephen King and a foreword by Cal Ripken, Jr. Full of striking black and white photographs by the author. Not price-clipped. 156 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 13352

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Title: Heading Home: Growing Up in Baseball (Signed...

Publisher: Rizzoli, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Kid's baseball is a special time and place for kids all over America. On baseball diamonds behind schools, in the middle of cities, and in suburban parks all over the country, boys and girls from all walks of life meet to play the nation's favorite sport. Coached and encouraged by their dedicated parents, these kids enjoy the game in its purest, simplest, and most innocent form.
The essence of neighborhood baseball is captured in this collection of photographs by Harry Connolly. Selected from over 5,000 images shot over five years, these beautiful duotone photographs show the unguarded emotions of the young players, their coaches, and their parents - victory, defeat, love, and most of all, pride.
Best-selling novelist Stephen King introduces the photographs with a compelling essay about his own Little League experience as part-time coach and full-time scorekeeper for his son's team, which went to the Maine state championships. Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken, Jr.'s foreword is a warm, personal account of the star's own Little League lessons, failures, and triumphs.


Connolly followed one youth baseball league in Maryland for over six years, shooting thousands of photos and culling the best of them, for this tribute to the home player. Horror novelist Stephen king shares his passion for youth baseball and others join the fun in celebrating neighborhood baseball. -- Midwest Book Review

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