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About Calico Joe:
A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball.
"It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for
the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and
headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the
Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first,
so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a
twenty-one-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA
and creating a buzz."
In the summer of 1973 Joe Castle was the boy
wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone had ever seen. The kid
from Calico Rock, Arkansas dazzled Cub fans as he hit home run after
home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shattered all
Calico Joe quickly became the idol of every baseball
fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying
and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally
faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also
for his Dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives
In John Grisham's new novel the baseball is thrilling, but it's what happens off the field that makes CALICO JOE a classic.
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