Strike zone

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Viking, Jun 1, 1994 - Fiction - 253 pages
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A former Yankee pitcher and author of Ball Four teams up with the author of Eight Men Out and other books to deliver a novel of baseball that's filled with humor, the complications of love, and moral dilemmas--a story of two flawed men trying to reclaim their lives.

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User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

Real good. Every inning of a ball game, alternating pitcher and umpire. Includes flashbacks to their lives, not boring. Funny and enjoyable. Read full review

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User Review  - Ryan Dilbert - Goodreads

Lots of tension and drama and baseball. However, Strike Zone features some of the worst writing ever. Despite the garbage prose, I finished this quickly and enjoyed it. Skipped some of the forced backstory and tensed up during the more taut moments. Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Writer Eliot Asinof was born in Manhattan on July 13, 1919. After graduating from Swarthmore but before joining the Army during World War II, he played minor league baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies' organization. His best-known work was Eight Men Out, which is about the 1919 Black Sox scandal and became a movie in 1988. He wrote over a dozen books during his lifetime including Man on Spikes, Seven Days to Sunday, and Final Judgment. He also wrote for television and the movies, but his published credits were limited, most likely because he was blacklisted in the 1950's. He died due to complications of pneumonia on June 10, 2008.

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