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  • 01/2021
  • 1977226663
  • 232 pages
  • $19.95
Shadows of Swayne Field: The Search for the Abraham Lincoln Baseball

Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

When the kitchen ceiling caved in, and the contents of his mother’s attic splayed across the floor, Ron, better known as “Punky,” knew he had to help clean up. With the assistance of his son and nephew, he would try to preserve as many of the dirty, mold-covered memories as he could, including a mysterious, old metal box, possibly belonging to his Grandpa Hash. What’s inside it takes him back thirty-two years earlier as he recalls the magical weekend in 1984 spent with his grandfather attending two baseball games. The first, at Tiger Stadium in Detroit to see their first-place heroes in action. Then to the local diamond to see their beloved Toledo Mud Hens the next day. The Beatles and Elvis on the radio, “crunchy” hot dogs, and plenty of baseball talk was on the agenda for this fun-filled road trip with many surprises along the way. The weekend takes an unexpected turn when the whereabouts of a long-lost family heirloom, a baseball signed by Abraham Lincoln, comes to light, setting off an impromptu detour, a bizarre return to a game at old Swayne Field—demolished twenty-nine years earlier, and uncovering the real holy grail of baseball collectibles.
Reviews
Independent Book Review

 “A spectacular expedition and wholesome tribute to family through America’s favorite pastime...a great read, even if baseball isn’t your thing.” – Independent Book Review

Readers' Favorite

“An amazing tale that blends history, magic, and fantasy into a synergistic force...a classic story that will entertain audiences of all ages...gripping and vividly written.” – Readers’ Favorite 

 

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 01/2021
  • 1977226663
  • 232 pages
  • $19.95

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