In this uplifting account, Kevin Cook goes behind the scenes with famous baseball families-the Boones, Griffeys, Bondses, and more-to explore the ways they connect through baseball. weaves a tapestry of baseball stories. The Boones, Griffeys, and Ripkens grow up with the game in their blood. Ike Davis and his dad wrestle with career choices: what position should Ike play in pro ball? Dan Haren struggles to be a good father on and off the road. Cook frames the narrative with the redemptive story of his own father, Art Cook, a loveable rogue with a wicked screwball. Through these tales, Cook turns the prism on a timeless relationship: the way fathers and sons talk baseball as a way of talking about everything-courage, fear, fun, family, morality, mortality, and how it's not whether you win or lose that counts, it's how you share the game.A former senior editor at Sports Illustrated, Kevin Cook is the author of Titanic Thompson, Tommy's Honor, and Kitty Genovese. He lives in New York City.
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