Sandlot Stories (ARose Books Edition)

Sandlot Stories (ARose Books Edition)

by Marcella Parsons, Steven Hayes Young


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See the international passion for baseball through the eyes of children who played. With these uniquely personal accounts, given by dozens of people from across the world, Sandlot Stories invites its readers into the lives of everyday people as they look back and remember the great American game.

Each story is woven around its own place and time, whether a town, a backyard, or a street, from 1910 through the 1980's. The stories are spread across the entire U.S. from East to West, including Alaska and Hawaii, and a few are even from Japan. Some focus on the game, the rules, or even the ball, while others are about people and their relationships. This is a book about hometowns, small and large, experienced through the game of sandlot baseball.

The book is broken into three sections: Opening Pitch - stories about childhood sandlot games and the rules used; Seventh Inning Stretch - stories about childhood baseball and how baseball is part of adult life for the writer; and finally the most surprising stories in the third section, The Game That Never Ends - stories in which the writer had a profound life or spiritual experience around playing baseball.

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ISBN-13: 9780974063676
Publisher: ARose Books
Publication date: 06/05/2003
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

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