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“This isn’t a book, but a love letter to a game that means as much as breathing to Patrick Montgomery. Folks say baseball is dying, but ‘The Baseball Miracle of the Splendid 6and Towny Townsend’ makes a day at the ballpark feel very much alive.” Jeff Pearlman, 10-Time, New York Times Best Selling Author. His latest offering is The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson will be published this October by HarperCollins.

“This is a beautiful written throwback to the summer days of pure baseball, and Patrick has given us a splendid read.” –Marty Appel, a New York Yankees historian and best-selling author of Pinstripe Empire, Munson, and Casey Stengel.

 “One thing I always admired about David Wright is how he has not forgotten his Virginia Roots. I think Patrick Montgomery’s insightful book gives you a great look into how David started his All-Star career and hasn’t forgotten the guys who played with him in the beginning.” –Jay Horwitz, Vice President, Media Relations for the New York Mets, 2019 Recipient of the 2019 William J. Slocum/Jack Lang Award for long and meritorious service, awarded by the Baseball Writers, Association of America, and author of Mr. Met.

Patrick Montgomery is an award-winning writer, youth softball coach, baseball historian, geek, and student of the game. A unique and exciting background includes being a retired Coast Guard Officer, Actor, and the husband of a New Jersey girl and blessed with two headstrong daughters. His professional experience includes being a Federal, State, and Local Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Equal Rights and Diversity Liaison to the Department of Defense, and DHS Tribal Liaison. Highlights and lowlights include On-Site Media Officer duties for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Miracle on the Hudson, US Airways Flight 1549, various hurricanes, and DHS National Special Security Events including Republican, Democratic Conventions, and the Olympics.

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Local Author Debuts with Baseball Book to Rave Reviews 

Editor Note: Interviews are available, [email protected] or (609) 335-3023

LEXINGTON, SC--Patrick Montgomery, of Lexington, released a book on the most formidable amateur sports team in history and the baseball miracle of Towny Townsend and the Splendid 6 Major League Baseball stars of Michael Cuddyer, David Wright, Ryan Zimmerman, Mark Reynolds, B.J., and Justin Upton.

 

This is the first book written by Patrick Montgomery and is earning top reviews from some of the best authors of the sports genre.

 

  • “This isn’t a book, but a love letter to a game that means as much as breathing to Patrick Montgomery. Folks say baseball is dying, but ‘The Baseball Miracle of the Splendid 6and Towny Townsend’ makes a day at the ballpark feel very much alive.” –Jeff Pearlman, Ten-Time, New York Times Best Selling Author. His latest offering is The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson will be published this October by HarperCollins.

 

  • “This is a beautiful written throwback to the summer days of pure baseball, and Patrick has given us a splendid read.” –Marty Appel, a New York Yankees historian and best-selling author of Pinstripe Empire, Munson, and Casey Stengel.

 

  • “One thing I always admired about David Wright is how he has not forgotten his Virginia Roots. I think Patrick Montgomery’s insightful book gives you a great look into how David started his All-Star career and hasn’t forgotten the guys who played with him in the beginning.” –Jay Horwitz, Vice President, Media Relations for the New York Mets, 2019 Recipient of the 2019 William J. Slocum/Jack Lang Award for long and meritorious service, awarded by the Baseball Writers, Association of America, and author of Mr. Met.

 

  • “What an engaging origin story for some of the generation’s most notable players. Any baseball fan will love this book.” –Jesse Dougherty, baseball writer for the Washington Post.

 

  • “Every baseball player should have a coach like Towny Townsend, and Patrick Montgomery does an excellent job his love of the game and the love his players had for him. A fun read that reminds you of the importance of great coaches and great people in the success of every athlete.” –J. Daniel, author of Phinally, The Phillies, the Royals and the 1980 Baseball Season that Almost Wasn’t.

 

 

“The Baseball Miracle of the Splendid 6 and Towny Townsend: Heartbreak, Inspiration, and how Baseball Can Be” is now available for eBook at:

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-baseball-miracle-of-the-splendid-6-and-towny-townsend

 


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Events

3 July  2022

Book Signing at Blowfish Stadium 

474 Ballpark Road

Lexington, SC

29072


Thursday, 7/7/2022

1 to 2 PM


Hall Call Interview Series

The Baseball Miracle of the Splendid 6 and Towny Townsend

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

Facebook Event online


7/7/2022

Book Signing/Author Q and A

7:00 P.M.

O'Hara's Bakery Cafe

121 E. Main Street

Lexington, SC

29072


8/6/22

HAMPTON ROADS EVENT!

1-3 p.m.

Barnes and Noble

5100 Kilgore Ave

Hampton, VA







6:30 until the 5th inning!

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