The Heavenly World Series

The Heavenly World Series With freshness and empathy during the s and s Frank O Rourke created a world of baseball fiction as evocative as a dusty rural diamond or Wrigley Field s ivied walls In this richly enjoyable

With freshness and empathy during the 1940s and 1950s, Frank O Rourke created a world of baseball fiction as evocative as a dusty rural diamond or Wrigley Field s ivied walls In this richly enjoyable collection of O Rourke s work the first in nearly fifty years and including six stories never before in book form his heroes compete alongside such real baseball greats as RoWith freshness and empathy during the 1940s and 1950s, Frank O Rourke created a world of baseball fiction as evocative as a dusty rural diamond or Wrigley Field s ivied walls In this richly enjoyable collection of O Rourke s work the first in nearly fifty years and including six stories never before in book form his heroes compete alongside such real baseball greats as Roy Campanella, Joe DiMaggio, and Willie Mays, while confronting the all too human limitations of injury, age, and envy In The Catcher, the longtime star of the St Louis Blues returns for a game facing his old team and the heartless owner who traded him away One Ounce of Common Sense portrays a dramatic pennant race in which a veteran shortstop counsels a young teammate at odds with the team owner during contract negotiations, only to be benched for this so called insubordination And in Nothing New, a player modeled on the young Jackie Robinson strides across the color line and makes history with an unforgettable dash around the bases O Rourke captures the essence of baseball in elegiac, unsentimentalized fiction that will endure as long as fans of the national pastime love the game.

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The Heavenly World Series

  1. Frank O Rourke was an American writer known for western and mystery novels and sports fiction O Rourke wrote than 60 novels and numerous magazine articles.Born in Denver, Colorado he attended Kemper Military School A talented amateur baseball player, he considered trying out for a professional team, but was called up for service in World War II At the end of the war he decided to become a writer.Several of O Rourke s novels were filmed, The Bravados 1958 was the first, and his novel A Mule for the Marquesa was made into a popular movie called The Professionals 1966.Later in life, O Rourke turned to writing children s literature He committed suicide on April 27, 1989.

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  1. AS a huge baseball fan, I really enjoyed this book Especially the story, The Heavenly World Series What a great way to tell a story



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