The Short Stop

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Kessinger Publishing, Jul 1, 2004 - Fiction - 308 pages
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1909. Frontispiece by H.S. Delay. 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. In this story he applies his knowledge of the game to deliver the tale of a young man and his love of the baseball. The book begins: Chase Alloway hurried out of the factory door and bent his steps homeward. He wore a thoughtful, anxious look, as of one who expected trouble. Yet there was a briskness in his stride that showed the excitement under which he labored was not altogether unpleasant. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

While the plot of this novel seemed to be fairly standard, it was certainly enjoyable enough. My favorite aspect of this book, and the area in which it really shines, is the depiction of small-town ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marty - Goodreads

Enjoyable book, a bit dated but fun read if you are a fan of baseball. Interesting to see what life was like for the early baseball players and how they had to deal with, fans, other players and 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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