WHAT'S A NICE HARVARD BOY LIKE YOU DOING IN THE BUSHES? by Rick Wolff

WHAT'S A NICE HARVARD BOY LIKE YOU DOING IN THE BUSHES?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Not hide and seek--but rather an accurate portrait of life in the low minors. Drafted 709th (out of 788) by the Detroit Tigers organization, Wolff left Harvard to test his skills as a second baseman in Class A ball. A ""respectable"" 246 season in Anderson, South Carolina was followed by a less trying final semester of study. After a second, more promising, campaign with the Clinton (Iowa) Pilots, the author was undecided about abandoning law school for further athletic travails. In addition to the usual bush leaguer's laments of pebbly infields and tiring bus rides, there are a few fresh observations here--of an old fan who dies, a tornado passing through town, teammates being cut from the squad. As easygoing and familiar as a routine grounder.

Pub Date: June 18th, 1975
Publisher: Prentice-Hall