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A Whole Lot of Bar-B-Q

An anthology of nine touching and funny stories by the editor of Spitball Magazine, and author of 16 baseball books. The book is filled with characters from all walks of life, all of whom are gripped, one way or another, by the force of that feeling so many of us have for baseball. Among the book's characters are a lottery winner whose dream of owning a baseball team turns into a nightmare; a lonely man who has a blind date among the Bleacher Bums at Wrigley Field; and appearances by Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, and the spirit of Pete Rose.
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Mike Shannon is the co-founder and current Editor-in-Chief of Spitball, the Literary Baseball Magazine, now in its 34th year of publication. He is the author of sixteen baseball books, including Diamond Classics: Essays on 100 of the Best Baseball Books Ever Published; Baseball: the Writers' Game; Tales From The Dugout: The Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told; Tales From The Ballpark: More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told; Riverfront Stadium: Home of the Big Red Machine; Everything Happens in Chillicothe: A Summer in the Frontier League with Max McLeary, the One-Eyed Umpire; More Tales from the Dugout; and Willie Mays: Art in the Outfield. Shannon was given the 2009 Tony Salin Memorial Award by The Baseball Reliquary. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife, the former Kathy Dermody, and their five children: Meg, Casey, Mickey, Babe, and Nolan Ryan.

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