A False Spring

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Hungry Mind Press, Mar 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 277 pages
21 Reviews
In A False Spring, Pat Jordan traces the falling star of his once-promising pitching career, illuminating along the way his equally difficult personal struggles and quest for maturity. When the reader meets Jordan, he is a hard-throwing pitcher with seemingly limitless potential, one of the first "bonus babies" for the Milwaukee Braves organization. Jordan's sojourn through the lower levels of minor-league ball takes him through the small towns of America: McCook, Waycross, Davenport, Eau Claire, and Palatka. As the promised land of the majors recedes because of his inconsistency and lack of control, the young man who had previously known only glory and success is forced to face himself.

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User Review  - Muna Osisioma - Goodreads

I am rarely moved to write a review of a book as I am not quite sure that anyone wants to know what I think. However, I thought that this particular tale merited a few words. Here, Pat Jordan has ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brian Schnack - Goodreads

A stark poem of a tale of an antihero who slid through life, unaware - until he lost what he never realized he had in the first place Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1998)

Pat Jordan is a regular contributor to the "New York Times Magazine", and has published innumerable articles on sports and other subjects in "The Atlantic, GQ, Esquire, Los Angeles Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Playboy, Sports Illustrated", and elsewhere. He is author of a number of nonfiction books, including "A False Spring", named by "Sports Illustrated" as one of the 100 Best Sports Books of All Time. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Alex Belth is the author of "Stepping Up: The Story of Curt Flood and His Fight for Baseball Players' Rights" (Persea, 2006) and a columnist for "SportsIllustrated.com". He lives in the Bronx, New York.

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