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Max Blue lives and writes near Philadelphia. He is researching the connection between the oil wars of the late 20th century with the advent of the designated hitter in 1972.


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  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (November 30, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595206212
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595206216
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,218,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Max Blue lives with his wife of fifty-seven years, the Luminous Liddy, and writes in South Jersey. Blue has authored nine novels and four baseball books featuring the Philadelphia Phillies. His newest novels, The War Guilt Clause ( and Count, are due out later this year from Tate Publishing - pre-orders for War Guilt are available now. Meantime, Max has taken the plunge into e-books. Check out Fish Tales, a short story collection of adventures with hooks, lines and sinkers -- available now for the Kindle.

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An eclectic collection of essays, short stories, novel excerpts, and miscellaneous musings, all in the service of a loving tribute to baseball. Most of the essays and stories are full of the magic the author wants us to see in the game of baseball. If you already love baseball, you'll find yourself nodding your head in agreement often.

The opening piece, "The Streak," for instance, brings to life the 1916 New York Giants' record of playing 27 straight games without a loss. For those who know little or nothing about that long-ago baseball era, Max Blue tells a compelling story full of lively detail: "On a dreary Friday afternoon, September 29, 1916, 43 year old John McGraw, manager of the Giants, stands in the third base coaching box at the Polo Grounds, swearing at his catcher Lew McCarty over there on first base, who has just smacked a single to left. Had he been coaching first, the 150-pound McGraw with the temperament of an Irish bull terrier would probably have his hands around the neck of his dim-witted second-string catcher who outweighs him by a good 50 pounds. What McGraw needs just at this time is an out..."

Or take "Jaybird and Me," a lovely piece about the author and his older brother watching a game between the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Browns in the summer of 1940: "Hot air. In June it settles on St. Louis and remains, welcome as impetigo, until the middle of September, stirred only occasionally by a passing thunderstorm. In the entire month of July, 1940, and well into August, for that matter, the St. Louis daytime temperature never dropped below 90 and out near second base at Sportsmans Park, where the Cardinals and Browns play ball, you could bet it's a good ten degrees hotter, and that's where Jaybird and me are headed.
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