A story of fathers, sons and baseball, along with the eternal choice every man must one day face ... The crowd of 45,000 rises as one, chanting his name. Veteran pitcher Cody King takes the mound for Game Seven of the World Series, unaware these nine innings will mark the end of his troubled existence. With each pressure-packed pitch, King confronts a past - from being abandoned by his teenage mother to keeping his wife's love from fading away - filled with tragedy and talent. And before he flings his final fastball into the cool autumn air, King, a fatherless son who grew up to become one of the game's greatest pitchers, will have to face the one true father he's never known.
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John Nemo is a former Arizona Republic and Associated Press reporter who has covered Major League Baseball for more than 10 years. He has written for publications including Minnesota Twins Magazine, MLB.com, Sports Illustrated's web site and dozens of newspapers, magazines and web sites around the country. Nemo lives in Minnesota with his wife and sons and can be found online at www.NowShareThisBlog.com.
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Veteran pitcher Cody King takes the mound for Game Seven of the World Series unaware it will mark the final nine innings of his troubled existence. With each pitch, King confronts a past - from being abandoned by his teenage mother to fighting to keep his wife's love from fading away - filled with tragedy and talent. - from the bookI really enjoyed this book. It's structured much the same as Michael Shaara's For Love of the Game, but the content is quite different. Cody King is one of the greats and has taken the Warriors, perennial losers all the way to game 7 of the World Series. Intertwined with pitching the final game, he relives events of his very troubled past. The author definitely knows his baseball. The action is good and believable, but as with most good baseball fiction, it's about much more than baseball.I definitely recommend it!