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Calico Joe a novel

A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball???Whatever happened to Calico Joe?????? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a twenty-one-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz.?In the summer of 1973 Joe Castle was the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone had ever seen.? The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas dazzled Cub fans as he hit home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shattered all rookie records.?Calico Joe quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his Dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever??In John Grisham?s new novel the baseball is thrilling, but it?s what happens off the field that makes CALICO JOE a classic.

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  • "The careers of a golden boy rookie hitter for the Cubs and a hard-hitting Mets pitcher take very different paths."
  • "A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball???Whatever happened to Calico Joe?????? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a twenty-one-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz.?In the summer of 1973 Joe Castle was the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone had ever seen.? The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas dazzled Cub fans as he hit home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shattered all rookie records.?Calico Joe quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his Dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever??In John Grisham?s new novel the baseball is thrilling, but it?s what happens off the field that makes CALICO JOE a classic."@en
  • "This story, based on the Cubs and Mets 1973 season follows the divergent paths of Joe Castle, a rookie hitter for the Chicago Cubs, and Warren Tracey, a hard-throwing Mets pitcher."
  • "Thirty years have passed since eleven-year-old Paul Tracy watched his troubled father, Warren, a pitcher for the New York Mets, clash with his childhood hero, the Cubs' golden-boy Joe Castle, in a contast from which no winners emerged. Now the news that his father is dying brings the memory of that day flooding back. Deciding that it's time to face up to what really happened on that baseball field in 1973, father and son make their way to Calico Rock, Arkansas, where either redemption or rejection awaits them [Source : 4e de couv.]."
  • "Follows the divergent paths of Joe Castle, a rookie hitter for the Chicago Cubs, and Warren Tracey, a hard-hitting Mets pitcher."@en
  • "In this novel, the careers of a golden boy rookie hitter for the Cubs and a hard-hitting Mets pitcher take very different paths. The baseball is thrilling, but it is what happens off the field that makes this story a classic."
  • "Joe Castle ist ein Ausnahmetalent. Bereits in seinen ersten Spielen für die Chicago Cubs schlägt er einen Home Run nach dem anderen. Die Fans sind begeistert, und es dauert nicht lange, bis das ganze Land den jungen Spieler frenetisch feiert. Joes Weg an die Spitze scheint vorgezeichnet zu sein, bis er eines Tages auf dem Spielfeld Warren Tracey gegenübersteht, einem mittelmässigen Werfer der New Yorker Mets, der Joes Erfolg nicht vertragen kann."
  • ""Grisham knocks it out of the park."'The Washington Post It's the summer of 1973, and Joe Castle is the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone has ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas, dazzles Chicago Cubs fans as he hits home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shatters all rookie records. Calico Joe quickly becomes the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing New York Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faces Calico Joe, Paul is in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his dad. Then Warren throws a fastball that will change their lives forever. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "An enjoyable, heartwarming read that's not just for baseball fans."'USA Today "Grisham has hit a home run. . . . Calico Joe is a great read, a lyrical ode to baseball, small-town America, youthful innocence and a young boy's search for heroes."'The Buffalo News "[A] pleasure . . . Suffice to say [Grisham] knows his way around the ballpark as well as he does a courtroom."'The Washington Times Includes an excerpt of John Grisham's The Racketeer."@en
  • "This story, based on the Cubs and Mets 1973 season follows the divergent paths of Joe Castle, a rookie hitter for the Chicago Cubs and Warren Tracey, a hard-throwing Mets pitcher."
  • "This story, based on the Cubs and Mets 1973 season follows the divergent paths of Joe Castle, a rookie hitter for the Chicago Cubs and Warren Tracey, a hard-throwing Mets pitcher."@en
  • "Wanneer een man, die in het verleden tijdens een honkbalwedstrijd met zijn bal een succesvol slagman een hersenbeschadiging bezorgde, op sterven ligt, probeert diens zoon een ontmoeting tussen beide mannen te arrangeren."
  • "Thirty years have passed since eleven-year-old Paul Tracey watched his troubled father, Warren, a pitcher for the New York Mets, clash with his childhood hero, the Cubs' golden-boy Joe Castle, in a contest from which no winners emerged. Now the news that his father is dying brings the memory of that day flooding back. Deciding that it's time to face up to what really happened on that baseball field in 1973, father and son make their way to Calico Rock, Arkansas, where either redemption or rejection awaits them."
  • "Thirty years have passed since eleven-year-old Paul Tracey watched his troubled father, Warren, a pitcher for the New York Mets, clash with his childhood hero, the Cubs' golden-boy Joe Castle, in a contest from which no winners emerged. Now the news that his father is dying brings the memory of that day flooding back. Deciding that it's time to face up to what really happened on that baseball field in 1973, father and son make their way to Calico Rock, Arkansas, where either redemption or rejection awaits them."@en
  • "Warren Tracey, qui a été joueur de base-ball professionnel dans les années 1960, est atteint d'un cancer incurable. Paul, son fils, marié et père de famille, l'apprend. Il déteste son père depuis le jour où il a visé, par méchanceté, la tête d'un joueur promis à un grand avenir, "Calico" Joe. Il espère que son père va rendre visite et demander pardon à cet homme qu'il admirait, enfant.--[Memento]."
  • "Die Sekunde, die dein Leben verändert Joe Castle ist ein Ausnahmetalent. Bereits in seinen ersten Spielen für die Chicago Cubs schlägt er einen Home Run nach dem anderen. Die Fans sind begeistert, und es dauert nicht lange, bis das ganze Land den jungen Spieler frenetisch feiert. Joes Weg an die Spitze scheint vorgezeichnet zu sein, bis er eines Tages auf dem Spielfeld Warren Tracey gegenübersteht, einem mittelmässigen Werfer der New Yorker Mets, der Joes Erfolg nicht ertragen kann. Es beginnt ganz unspektakulär mit einer Zerrung im Oberschenkel. Der First Baseman der Chicago Cubs stürzt, und die Mannschaft braucht plötzlich einen freien Spieler, der die Position übernehmen kann. Damit kommt Joe Castle ins Spiel, ein einundzwanzigjähriger College-Spieler, der eine vielversprechende Saison hinter sich hat. Es dauert nicht lange, bis Castle seinen ersten Rekord für die Cubs aufstellt: drei Home Runs in einem Spiel. Noch glaubt jeder an Anfängerglück, doch Castle beweist brillant das Gegenteil. Er erzielt einen Home Run nach dem anderen und wird bald im ganzen Land als Jahrhunderttalent umjubelt. Bis er während eines Spiels gegen die New Yorker Mets auf Warren Tracey triff t, der einen Ball wirft, der Joe Castles Leben für immer verändern wird. Dreissig Jahre später macht sich Traceys Sohn auf den Weg, um Joe Castle um Vergebung für seinen Vater zu bitten. Eine schicksalhafte Reise, deren Ausgang ungewiss ist. John Grisham hat 24 Romane, ein Sachbuch, einen Erzählband und drei Jugendbücher veröffentlicht. Seine Bücher wurden in 38 Sprachen übersetzt. Er lebt in Virginia und Mississippi."
  • "Follows the divergent paths of a rookie hitter for the Chicago Cubs and a hard-hitting Mets pitcher."

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  • "Baseball stories"
  • "Baseball stories"@en
  • "Sports stories"
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Korean language materials"
  • "Online-Publikation"
  • "American fiction"
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  • "Erzählende Literatur"
  • "Ausgabe"
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  • "Fiction"
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  • "Home Run : Roman"
  • "Kaellik'o Cho = Calico Joe"
  • "קאליקו ג'ו"
  • "캘리코 조 = Calico Joe"
  • "קאליקו ג׳ו"
  • "Calico Joe : roman"
  • "Ḳaliḳo G'o"
  • "Calico Joe a novel"@en
  • "Kʻaellikʻo Cho"
  • "Home run <dt.> : Roman"
  • "Can lei"
  • "Calico Joe A Noel"@en
  • "Home Run"
  • "Home Run Roman"
  • "Calico Joe"@pl
  • "Calico Joe"
  • "Calico Joe"@en
  • "Ḳaliḳo Jo"
  • "殘壘"
  • "Calico Joe eBook"@en
  • "Calico joe"
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  • "Vergiffenis"
  • "Calico joe a novel"@en
  • "Calico Joe : a novel"@en
  • "Calico Joe : a novel"
  • "Calico Joe [a novel]"@en

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