For Love Of The Game

Paperback | March 11, 1997

byMichael Shaara

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Billy Chapel is a baseball legend, a man who has devoted his life to the game he loves and plays so well. But because of his unsurpassed skill and innocent faith, he has been betrayed. Now it's the final game of the season, and Billy's got one last chance to prove who he is and what he can do, a chance to prove what really matters in this life. A taut, compelling story of one man's coming of age, FOR LOVE OF THE GAME is Michael Shaara's final novel, the classic finish to a brilliantly distinguished literary career.

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TBilly Chapel is a baseball legend, one of the great pitchers of his day, but Billy is thirty-seven years old and in baseball that means his day is almost done. To make matters worse, Carol Grey, the gorgeous blonde he's loved for almost four years, has just told him she's getting married to someone else.It's the final game of the seas...

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Billy Chapel is a baseball legend, a man who has devoted his life to the game he loves and plays so well. But because of his unsurpassed skill and innocent faith, he has been betrayed. Now it's the final game of the season, and Billy's got one last chance to prove who he is and what he can do, a chance to prove what really matters in t...

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Billy Chapel is a baseball legend, a man who has devoted his life to the game he loves and plays so well. But because of his unsurpassed skill and innocent faith, he has been betrayed. Now it's the final game of the season, and Billy's got one last chance to prove who he is and what he can do, a chance to prove what really matters in t...

In the early 1950s, Michael Shaara published award-winning science fiction stories in the most popular pulp magazines of the day. He later began writing straight fiction and published more than seventy short stories in such magazines as The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Playboy, and many others. His first novel, The Bro...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:March 11, 1997Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0345408926

ISBN - 13:9780345408921

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TBilly Chapel is a baseball legend, one of the great pitchers of his day, but Billy is thirty-seven years old and in baseball that means his day is almost done. To make matters worse, Carol Grey, the gorgeous blonde he's loved for almost four years, has just told him she's getting married to someone else.It's the final game of the season, and Billy's got one last chance to prove who he is and what he can do.This beloved novel by the late author of the bestselling The Killer Angels is now available to his own large audience as well as his son's (Jeff Shaara, author of Gods and Generals). Completed just before Michael Shaara's death, FOR LOVE OF THE GAME is the perfect capstone to his brilliantly distinguished literary career

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"Moving, beautiful . . . If Hemingway had written a baseball novel, he might have written For Love of the Game."--Los Angeles Times"A delightful and lyrical story about a great athlete's momentous last game . . . A fairy tale for adults about love and loneliness and finally growing up."--USA Today"An endearing, timeless novel that can be enjoyed by both serious readers and baseball lovers for generations to come."--The Orlando Sentinel"ONE OF THE BEST BASEBALL NOVELS I'VE EVER READ."--San Diego Union-Tribune