A False Spring
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Big_Bang_Gorilla - LibraryThing
Being the memoirs of a pitching prospect whose career abruptly sputtered out. This is, as has occasionally been noted, one of the finest memoirs ever writen. The author's prose at times made me ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - joeldinda - LibraryThing
Perhaps the best book ever written about minor league baseball, A False Spring explores the reasons one youngster failed to fulfill his potential. This is a powerful and frustrating memoir of Pat ... Read full review