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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Sports
  • Language:English
  • Pages:228
  • eBook ISBN:9781937952228

Stealing First

by Drew Golden

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Overview
Emotions run high in any competitive sport but by the late fifties, ten years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s race barrier, integration still wasn’t part of the lineup in small-town southern games. Stealing First, based on a true story, has been adapted to become an award-winning screenplay. Ronnie LeBlanc dreams of playing professional baseball, but his dream has two strikes against it—his own win-at-all-costs attitude and small-town politicians who want to see his team, the Nina Redbirds, lose the championship. And if the town fathers can’t stop the Redbirds from winning on the field, they won’t hesitate to ruin the LeBlanc family financially. Ronnie’s dream will end in a shutout unless…
Description
Emotions run high in any competitive sport but by the late fifties, ten years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s race barrier, integration still wasn’t part of the lineup in small-town southern games. Stealing First, based on a true story, has been adapted to become an award-winning screenplay. Ronnie LeBlanc dreams of playing professional baseball, but his dream has two strikes against it—his own win-at-all-costs attitude and small-town politicians who want to see his team, the Nina Redbirds, lose the championship. And if the town fathers can’t stop the Redbirds from winning on the field, they won’t hesitate to ruin the LeBlanc family financially. Ronnie’s dream will end in a shutout unless…
About the author
Stealing First is one of Drew Golden’s numerous works that include short stories and essays found in many literary magazines, and a best-selling historical novel.
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