A story of fathers, sons and baseball, along with the eternal choice every man must one day face ... The crowd of 45,000 rises as one, chanting his name. Veteran pitcher Cody King takes the mound for Game Seven of the World Series, unaware these nine innings will mark the end of his troubled existence on the diamond. With each pressure-packed pitch, King confronts a past - from being abandoned by his teenage mother to keeping his wife's love from fading away - filled with tragedy and talent. And before he flings his final fastball into the cool autumn air, King, a fatherless son who grew up to become one of the game's greatest pitchers, will have to face the one true father he's never known.
"A rich, well-told, thought-provoking tale about the precious moments we have on this earth." -- The Tennessean
"A riveting, intense story written by someone who obviously knows baseball well." -- Minnesota Twins Magazine
"Definitely more than just a simple book about baseball. It's clearly written with a warm perspective on life, too." -- Associated Press
"Interesting elaboration of Michael Shaara's For Love of the Game ... Nemo's knowledge of baseball beats even Shaara's." -- Tim Morris' Guide to Baseball Fiction
"John Nemo makes you believe ... This may just be the only time a baseball game moves too quickly." -- Sports Illustrated.com