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Breaking Balls: A Novel of Baseball

Breaking Balls: A Novel of Baseball

by Paul Lebowitz
     
 

Brett Samuels isn't the kind of pitcher that strikes fear in the hearts of opposing players. At not quite 6'0", not quite 175 pounds, he looks more a member of the grounds crew than of the pitching corps. With a semi-nimbus of curls emanating from his cap, he cuts a figure that is equal parts defiant and hilarious, like a Napoleonic Max Patkin gazing angrily in at

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Brett Samuels isn't the kind of pitcher that strikes fear in the hearts of opposing players. At not quite 6'0", not quite 175 pounds, he looks more a member of the grounds crew than of the pitching corps. With a semi-nimbus of curls emanating from his cap, he cuts a figure that is equal parts defiant and hilarious, like a Napoleonic Max Patkin gazing angrily in at the signs. And he throws a fastball scarcely more stirring to dustmites than to minor league batters. But he has a broad-sweeping curve and an off-the-table forkball, the kind of out-pitch most hitters say just isn't fair. And they're right.

Breaking Balls is the story of a sharp-tongued junkball pitcher from New York who, surrounded by vastly superior athletes and thriving on guile, wisecracks his way through the Northwest timber towns of the low minor leagues.

Editorial Reviews

Sports Collectors Digest
a brightly sophisticated story...brings life to minor league baseball and the zany pitcher
The SABR Bulletin
"the story of a sharp-tongued junkball pitcher from New York"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786410651
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Writer Paul Lebowitz lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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