2009 Foreword Book of the Year Gold Award Winner--Sports
2010 Ben Franklin Bronze Award Winner--Biography
2010 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Bronze Award Winner--Biography
2009 CASEY Award Finalist for Best Baseball Book of the Year
"Chasing Moonlight is an inspirational story that shows there's more to life than just swinging a bat. It's awesome, baby!"
Dick Vitale, ESPN college basketball analyst and Tampa Bay Rays season ticket holder
"If you--like me--wondered what the real story of Moonlight Graham was while watching Field of Dreams, here is the answer to all your questions. You will be happy that you took the time to learn the truth about the at-bat that never came and the rest of a fascinating life."
John Feinstein, author, sportswriter, and sports commentator
"I'm so happy that Brett Friedlander and Bob Reising wrote this book, because when I did my research on Doc Graham for Shoeless Joe, I simply made up what I didn't know. That's the good thing about being a fiction writer. But you can't do that with a biography. I was so excited to read Chasing Moonlight, because now I know the rest of Doc's story."
W. P. Kinsella, author of Shoeless Joe
In Chasing Moonlight, Brett Friedlander and Robert Reising prove that truth is more interesting than fiction. The real-life Moonlight Graham didn't play just a half-inning for John McGraw's New York Giants, as depicted in Field of Dreams. Neither did he retire from baseball after his lone major league appearance. Rather, he became a fan favorite during a noteworthy professional career, all the while juggling baseball with medical residencies.
Graham's life apart from baseball was just as eventful. He was a physician who sat with patients through epidemics and wrote a blood pressure study that was required reading at medical schools worldwide. But he was also a failed inventor and small-town character who built perpetual-motion machines and filled his home with tennis balls and empty oatmeal boxes.
W. P. Kinsella rescued Moonlight Graham from the scrap heap in his novel Shoeless Joe. Field of Dreams made him famous. Now, Chasing Moonlight establishes him as a man.
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About the Author
Robert Reising was the head baseball coach at Duke and Furman universities and the University of South Carolina. As a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, he became the world’s foremost scholar on Jim Thorpe. He was recently a professor of English at the University of the Cumberlands. He is now the evening supervisor for the tutoring center at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, where he resides.