The Young Pitcher (Illustrated) by Zane Grey

The Young Pitcher (Illustrated)

byZane Grey

Kobo ebook | December 9, 2015

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High school senior Ken Ward is on top of the world--he's popular, a somebody. But as a freshman at Wayne University, Ken quickly discovers he's a nobody who's treated like dirt by upperclassmen. When Ken can't stand the harassment anymore, he bursts out of his gloom by slugging a sophomore bully--who turns out to be captain of the varsity baseball team. It looks as if Ken's dream of making that team has gone down the drain... until in a moment of wild excitement he proves himself with, of all things, a potato! And Ken keeps on proving himself until the last out of a heart-pounding league championship game.

This edition of the book contains the original four illustrations and six other time- and place-relevant illustrations that are unique to this edition.

Pearl Zane Gray was born January 31, 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio. His birth name may have originated from newspaper descriptions of Queen Victoria's mourning clothes as "pearl gray". He was the fourth of five children born to Alice "Allie" Josephine Zane, whose English Quaker immigrant ancestor Robert Zane came to America in 1673, and her husband, Lewis M. Gray, a dentist. His family changed the spelling of their last name to "Grey" after his birth. Later Grey dropped Pearl and used Zane as his first name. He grew up in Zanesville, a city founded by his maternal great-grandfather Ebenezer Zane, an American Revolutionary War patriot; from an early age, the boy was intrigued by history. Grey developed interests in fishing, baseball, and writing, all which contributed to his writing success. His first three novels recounted the heroism of his ancestors who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

Until schools lengthened the distance from the pitching mound to the batter's plate, Grey's pitching, which had been excellent, suffered, and he was moved to the outfield. However, he played in the summer leagues and for a number of minor league teams. His brother, Romer Carl, known as "R.C." to the family, did better and played professionally in the minor leagues. R.C. played in one major league game for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1903.

Title:The Young Pitcher (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 9, 2015Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990051298857

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