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The Might Have Been by Joseph M. Schuster
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Feb 11, 2012

it was amazing
Read in February, 2012

With a title like "The Might Have Been," it's no spoiler to say that Edward Everett Yates's life in baseball didn't pan out the way he'd hoped. Bumping around for years in the minors, he finally gets his chance to shine for one brief moment. It's a train wreck of a moment that determines the rest of Edward Everett's career.

If this book had been narrated by one of the many women Edward Everett jilts in his lifetime, I might not have had any sympathy for him at all. But because the author draws him so completely, with all his doubts and faults and fears, I found him to be a tremendously sympathetic character.

Mr. Schuster's book engaged me to the very end. As I turned the last page, I wished Edward Everett well. I think I just might peek into the dugout of our local AA team on opening day and look to see if he's there.
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