The Ninth Man

The Ninth Man

by Bill Pennabaker


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Can a woman make it to the Major Leagues?

Twenty-five year old Casey Collins is somewhat of an anomaly. She is the only woman playing men's minor league baseball. When a series of events causes Casey to jump two divisions from Class A to Class AAA, it puts her one step away from the majors, and places her on a national stage. Sparking a nationwide debate, it asks the question, 'Can a woman compete in a man's sport at this level?'

In a cross between Bull Durham and A League Of Their Own, follow this incredible young woman as she struggles to overcome politics, sexism and the athletic challenges of competing in a male dominated sport.

The Ninth Man has it all - action, humor, romance, as well as a collection of great one liner's: "The term Baseball Player is not gender specific," "A woman's place is at home - home plate that is," and "Hasta La Baseball, Baby!"

The Ninth Man is entertaining and uplifting, and presents a scenario that is sure to spark debate on whether a woman will someday cross the boundaries and make it to the major leagues.

The Ninth Man - it's about more than baseball.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410718587
Publisher: Author Solutions Inc
Publication date: 03/06/2003
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

The Ninth Man is the first full-length novel from Bill Pennabaker. A graduate of Penn State University, Bill lives with his wife Marivic in Kirkland, Washington. He is currently working on the screenplay version of The Ninth Man, as well as the sequel to the novel, called Ninth Man II: The First Woman.

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