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Book details
  • Genre:SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SubGenre:Baseball / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:162
  • Format:Hardcover
  • eBook ISBN:9781543956634
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781543956627

Play Ball

Lessons Learned On the Diamond

by Tim Boese View author's profile page

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Overview
"Play Ball" is the writer's personal "nine inning" memoir chronicling his experiences from Little League through Senior Softball. Most important,are the lessons learned and the teammates and coaches that shaped his career.
Description
"Play Ball" is the writer's personal "nine inning" memoir chronicling his experiences from Little League through Senior Softball. At each stage of his journey the writer details the lessons learned that have contributed to his development as a husband, father, friend and coworker. The "On the Roster" profiles capture the spirit and personality of the wonderful teammates and coaches that have guided the writer throughout his baseball career. " Bullpen Sessions" elaborate on some of the nostalgic and controversial aspects of America's favorite past time. Scouting Reports,famous baseball quotes,vintage illustrations, and historical photos add further depth and color to the story. For baseball lovers "Play Ball" will put a smile on your face when you think about your first glove,collecting baseball cards or perhaps the pickup game with your childhood friends in the vacant lot in your neighborhood. Baseball is an enduring and endearing part of so many people's lives.
About the author
The writer was born in Aurora, Illinois in 1949 and at a young age moved to Lake Bluff, Illinois where his baseball career began.After graduation from Lake Forest high school in 1967 the writer went to Miami university in Oxford,Ohio where he played four years of baseball graduating in 1971. Upon graduation he worked 30 years for Ford Motor Company in Sales and Marketing executive positions while also earning an MBA from Northern Illinois University. Wife,Susan, and daughters Caroline and Meredith are also graduates of Miami University. After retiring from Ford the writer was President of Southgate Lincoln Mercury ,in Southgate, Michigan for nine years. Now retired, Susan and Tim divide their time between Beverly Hills and Glen Arbor, Michigan in the summer and Naples, Florida in the winter. His love of baseball has always been a part of his lifestyle.


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Sean
Play Ball Lessons Learned on the Diamond Absolutely fantastic!! Read more
michael
And so it began I was part of Tims' earliest baseball adventures in the Lake bluff LL where our dads co-coached us. I've arrived back in Tims' life in the extra innings portion of our baseball lives. Tigers Fantasy camp sealed our baseball relationship. Tims journey , gathering other teammates along the way, was a refreshing look at the symmetry sports brings into our everyday lives. Tims memory of details 50+ years ago speaks to the impact these interactions had on his life. Play Ball reminds us that our memories are the windows to our past, and often, our future as well. Well done Tim. Add published author to this Renaissance mans' resume. Read more
Larry
Play Ball I could not put this book down once I started reading it. The author's experiences with baseball from his early life to later in life is in itself a great read. In addition, the book brought back many fond memories for me of my personal experiences from little league through senior softball. I sent a copy to several friends I played baseball and softball with over the years. One responded it was a great read that allowed him to relive his love of the game. Anyone who has experienced little league baseball as a part of their early life, softball later in life plus all their baseball experiences in between I believe will love this book. I did. Read more
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