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The Resource Off-season, Eliot Asinof

Off-season, Eliot Asinof

Label
Off-season
Title
Off-season
Statement of responsibility
Eliot Asinof
Creator
Contributor
Author
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Eliot Asinof's newest baseball hero left tiny Gandee, Missouri, as John Clyde Cagle Jr., a hard-throwing lefthander who had pitched a perfect game in high school. New he returns in triumph as the legendary "Black Jack," superstar of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a stoic, menacing mound demon with a Fu Manchu moustache and a 106-mile-per-hour fastball." "In a nationally televised event that, like everything else in his life, is precisely orchestrated by agent and money manager Gordon Stanley, Jack's return is to dedicate Black Jack Field, the two-million-dollar ballpark he has donated to his hometown. He arrives in a white stretch limo, glamorous girlfriend at his side and the world at his feet."
  • "But he is stung by a spate of bad memories of his boyhood, most painful of which is that of Cyrus Coles, his fat black battery mate who had quietly taught Jack the disciplined pitching that had made him great. Typically now, when Jack throws out the ceremonial first pitch to his father, Vietnam war hero, spit-and-polish sheriff of Gandee, everyone believes the father to be the reason for the son's success." "Then Jack confronts Cyrus's murdered body, blown away by a shotgun blast. He has to face the fury of Cyrus's widow, Ruby, and, most provocative of all, an outspoken woman named Foxx, who makes him aware that he's been living a lie."
  • "Jack flees this unsettling scene with his girlfriend for the pleasures of New York City - until he learns that, back in Gandee, his father has arrested Ruby for the murder of her husband. To everyone's astonishment, Jack returns to Gandee to help her."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.S54
LC item number
O55 2000
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Writing baseball
Label
Off-season, Eliot Asinof
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9780809322978
Lccn
99032220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is part of the Andy McCue Collection of Baseball Fiction Books (Collection 2257). This item does not circulate but may be viewed in Library Special Collections upon request. Search the collection title to request the item from the collection record. Item is in box 43. Illustrated dust jacket. Gray cloth over boards; spine stamped in orange. Green endpapers. Gift of Andy McCue.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41320218
  • ucoclc41320218
Label
Off-season, Eliot Asinof
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9780809322978
Lccn
99032220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is part of the Andy McCue Collection of Baseball Fiction Books (Collection 2257). This item does not circulate but may be viewed in Library Special Collections upon request. Search the collection title to request the item from the collection record. Item is in box 43. Illustrated dust jacket. Gray cloth over boards; spine stamped in orange. Green endpapers. Gift of Andy McCue.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41320218
  • ucoclc41320218

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