Slider (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 416 pages
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Each summer, on the fields of glorious Cape Marlin, off theNew England coast, the nation's best college players gatherto play the most important baseball of their lives.

Jack Faber is a young hotshot pitcher with an unhittable slider and a rocket for a fastball. He plays for the fabled Seapuit Seawolves and dreams of making the Big Show. But a new coach, the scowling Bruno Riazzi, a former pro catcher, resents the kid's celebrity status and decides to knock him down a peg or two. And he stops at nothing to make it happen.

Humiliated, Jack loses his lifelong art, and with it his passion for the game, as well as, mysteriously, his ability to throw. A devastated Jack Faber is released from the St. Charles College roster. But the Seawolves coaches won't give up on him. They bring Jack back to Cape Marlin, determined to help him rediscover his lost talent. He finds himself again under the summer sun, coaches and old friends standing by him. But in the end it will be up to Jack.

Based on a true story, Slider celebrates the national pastime, a game that can break grown men's hearts -- as well as make them whole again.

  

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User Review  - Micky Parise - Goodreads

Really enjoyed this book. Excellent writing and characters. Great plot and me being a baseball fan, Patrick Robinson wrote like a true die hard baseball fan. Recommend, especially for the baseball fan. Read full review

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User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

very good baseball book Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
16
Section 3
31
Section 4
46
Section 5
62
Section 6
77
Section 7
90
Section 8
106
Section 14
200
Section 15
218
Section 16
235
Section 17
251
Section 18
303
Section 19
322
Section 20
341
Section 21
362

Section 9
121
Section 10
136
Section 11
154
Section 12
169
Section 13
185
Section 22
381
Section 23
401
Section 24
403
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Page 279 - ... the Lowells speak only to the Cabots and the Cabots speak only to God.
Page 324 - The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it.
Page 68 - Ben a ballpark was sacred, the sight of it, the smell of it, the sound of it.

About the author (2009)

Patrick Robinson is the author of seven international bestselling suspense thrillers, including Nimitz Class and Hunter Killer, as well as several nonfiction bestsellers. He divides his time between Ireland and Cape Cod.

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