Heart Of The Game: Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America

Paperback | May 4, 2010

byS.L. Price

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“Genuine and raw…a heartfelt work of despair, triumph, and redemption.”
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The critically acclaimed Heart of the Game—subtitled “Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America”—explores the pure roots of a sport that is stained by scandal at its highest level. S.L. Price, award-winning writer for Sports Illustrated and author of Pitching Around Fidel, gives a tragic but ultimately uplifting account of the death of minor league baseball coach Mike Coolbaugh, and in doing so, illustrates the many reasons and myriad ways in which baseball still has a hold on America. A Friday Night Lights for baseball fans, Heart of the Game reveals the classic heart of small-town America.<_o3a_p>

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“Genuine and raw…a heartfelt work of despair, triumph, and redemption.” —Boston Globe The critically acclaimed Heart of the Game—subtitled “Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America”—explores the pure roots of a sport that is stained by scandal at its highest level. S.L. Price, award-winning writer for Sports Illustrated and autho...

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From the author of Pitching Around Fidel and Far Afield comes a tragic—but ultimately uplifting—account of the accidental death of minor league first base coach Mike Coolbaugh, illustrating the many ways in which baseball still has a hold on America.This season's Friday Night Lights, Heart of the Game centers on the death of Mike Coolb...

S. L. Price, a senior writer atSports Illustratedsince 1994, has written two other books—Pitching Around Fidel, which was a finalist for theLos Angeles TimesBook Prize, andFar Afield, whichEsquirenamed one of the top five books of 2007. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his family.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:May 4, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061671312

ISBN - 13:9780061671319

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“[V]eteran Sports Illustrated writer S.L. Price weaves his magic. Genuine and raw, Heart of the Game is a heartfelt work of despair, triumph, and redemption.”