In the early 20th century, two female baseball players signed with minor league teams only to have their contracts canceled when their gender became public. They withdrew politely, never having the chance to put their talents on display. In this historical novel, Cleveland pitcher Annie Cardello does not go so quietly. When the baseball commissioner cancels her signed agreement, she vows to retaliate. A volatile woman with family roots in ancient Sicily, Annie plots her revengemurder. A deft blend of sports history and thriller, Drawing Card demonstrates the danger of a woman scorned, especially one with a mean curve ball.
|Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Dorothy Seymour Mills is the author of 24 books. The first female historian in the Society for American Baseball Research, she is a member of the Association for Women in Sports Media and lives in Naples, Florida. Visit her website at www.dorothyjanemills.com.
What People are Saying About This
A great work of historical fiction, Drawing Card takes the reader into a world many are not familiar with while others are all too familiar. The story, though fictional, is based on the many stories of women who wanted to play baseball at various times in history but have been denied that chance. It is a timely story as this is still an issue faced by young ladies today. Drawing Card will get people talking about baseball and equality of opportunity. (Leslie Heaphy, Kent State University at Stark Campus)