First time author, Barry S. Hirsch, introduces us to baseball
hero Sherman Elbert and a cast of vivid supporting characters.
The strapping first baseman, who saves lives, in between
hitting home runs, is a Paul Bunyanesque figure whose career begins
with the minor league Sidewinders and culminates as a world Series hero
for the Diamondbacks.
Along the way, he deals with gun-wielding, tobacco- chewing
shoplifters, a sexy news anchorwoman/aerobics instructor, a Victoria’s
Secret salesgirl turned Academy Award Winning actress, a teenage pickpocket,
and a lovesick social worker.
He’s joined on the Diamondbacks by a phenom he first
meets as a twelve year old boy Elbert rescues from a southern Arizona
monsoon flood. This phenom, Robby Aaron, a catcher, is a rarity in baseball;
he’s a practicing Jew.
Throw in a villainous weatherman named Rainwater, and
a brutalizing drug dealer nicknamed “Muscles” and you have
a narrative bound to grab you and hold your interest from its first
to last game-winning home run.
About the Author
Barry S. Hirsch is a retired school teacher who resides
in Tucson, Arizona and collects autographs of baseball players, a collection
that spans fifty years.
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