MY FATHER, THE COACH by Alfred Slote

MY FATHER, THE COACH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For once, a father's attempt to work out his own problems through the Little League meets with success all round. Though he's a terrible coach, Ezell Corkins' dad eventually wins the respect of team captain Obey Parker when he faces down ""the man"" -- who happens to be the Vice President of the bank where Mr. Corkins is a parking lot attendant as well as coach of the rival team. Meanwhile the Sumpter Street team shows its speed on the basepaths and gets in some good between game raps. Ezell's reassessment of his unprepossessing father looks like the Biggest Victory of this baseball season.

Pub Date: Sept. 25th, 1972
Publisher: Lippincott