Shadows of Swayne Field: The Search for the Abraham Lincoln Baseball

Shadows of Swayne Field: The Search for the Abraham Lincoln Baseball

by Ronald R. Harrington


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When the kitchen ceiling caved in, and the contents of his mother's attic splayed across the floor, Ron, better known as "Punky," knew he had to help clean up. With the assistance of his son and nephew, he would try to preserve as many of the dirty, mold-covered memories as he could, including a mysterious, old metal box, possibly belonging to his Grandpa Hash. What's inside it takes him back thirty-two years earlier as he recalls the magical weekend in 1984 spent with his grandfather attending two baseball games. The first, at Tiger Stadium in Detroit to see their first-place heroes in action. Then to the local diamond to see their beloved Toledo Mud Hens the next day. The Beatles and Elvis on the radio, "crunchy" hot dogs, and plenty of baseball talk was on the agenda for this fun-filled road trip with many surprises along the way. The weekend takes an unexpected turn when the whereabouts of a long-lost family heirloom, a baseball signed by Abraham Lincoln, comes to light, setting off an impromptu detour, a bizarre return to a game at old Swayne Field-demolished twenty-nine years earlier, and uncovering the real holy grail of baseball collectibles.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781977226662
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 12/29/2020
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Ronald R. Harrington earned his bachelor's degree from Excelsior College in Albany, New York, in liberal studies with a concentration in history. He is a diehard Detroit Tigers fan, as was his grandfather before him. Ron has had a passion for storytelling and creative writing since he was a kid. He works as a registered nurse at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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