LONG BALL TO LEFT FIELD by Duane Decker

LONG BALL TO LEFT FIELD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Mike Jaffe, twenty-year old baseball pro, has lived all his life to fulfill his father's frustrated desire to pitch for a major team. When the Blue Socks insist that he play outfield, Mike rebels, plays half heartedly, and finally walks out on the team. After a bitter stretch with the ball clubs, Mike learns from the fans that the first mark of a good athlete is loyalty to his team, and returning to the Socks as an outfielder, plays a major part in their spectacular victory. There is a good story here, and Duane Decker, true to form, captures the pace and economy of good professional sports writing without ever getting forbiddingly technical.

Pub Date: Aug. 6th, 1958
Publisher: Morrow