The Young Pitcher

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Kessinger Publishing, Apr 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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1911. Illustrated. One of Zane Grey's Ken Ward series of books for boys. Millions of readers have hailed Zane Grey as a writer of Western stories but, strange to say, few of them know that he was once a college and professional baseball player. Here he applies his knowledge of baseball to the story of how, as a new freshman at Wayne College, Ken Ward finds a way to win recognition through his pitching skills. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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User Review  - Ben Phillip - Goodreads

It was interesting to gain a perspective of how baseball was played in the early 20th century. There was a seeming emphasis on bunting and base stealing that just does not occur today. However, the ... Read full review

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Zane Grey was born Pearl Zane Gray in 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio. He studied dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania, married Lina Elise Roth in 1905, then moved his family west where he began to write novels. The author of 86 books, he is today considered the father of the Western genre, with its heady romances and mysterious outlaws. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) brought Grey his greatest popular acclaim. Other notable titles include The Light of Western Stars (1914) and The Vanishing American (1925). An extremely prolific writer, he often completed three novels a year, while his publisher would issue only one at a time. Twenty-five of his novels were published posthumously. His last, The Reef Girl, was published in 1977. Zane Grey died in Altadena, California, in 1939.

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