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Calico Joe by John Grisham
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By John Grisham

Joe Castle was the boy wonder of baseball in the summer of 1973. He was shattering all rookie records until he tipped his hat after a home run that was resented by a rival pitcher, Warren Tracey. Paul Tracey the young son of the hard partying, hard throwing Warren was in the stands when his father faced Calico Joe at the plate. He was trying to root for both his father and his Idol, Calico Joe.

Warren Tracey threw a fastball that would change a multitude of lives forever.
Mr. Grisham has written a father son book completely surrounded by the world of baseball. It’s obvious how Mr. Grisham feels about the American pastime and the novel is enhanced by his mastery of the written word.

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Would you enjoy a novel that imagines what would happen to a MLB rookie pitcher who throws a fatal bean ball at the behest of his manager? If so, A PITCH FOR JUSTICE an e-book examines the national debate that rages about the inherent risks of baseball and the laws of society when a criminal investigation and prosecution for homicide ensues. Please also read the review by Tampa Tribune sports writer Robert D’Angelo.

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