Seventeen-year-old Alex Longfield is on the verge of fulfilling his life-long dream of being a professional baseball player, but he must hide his achievements and accolades from the one person whose praise and encouragement he desires the most: his father. Dead set against his son making a career of baseball, he insists that Alex continue his education at Cornell University.
Faced with a home life of perpetual study and intimidation, Alex decides to take matters into his own hands and pursue his dream. He secretly travels away from Ithaca for the first time via bus to New Jersey. Despite failing to impress the Jackals coaches at his trial with his batting, they spot his potential as a pitcher and offer him another chance.
But when a family secret is revealed and his father finds out what Alex has been doing, will the eve of Alex’s greatest victory also be the eve of his greatest defeat? Can he avoid paying the price for his deception long enough to make his longshot pay off and win a starting spot with a professional baseball team?
As Alex fights for the chance to achieve his dreams; it is truly a longshot for Longfield.
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Andrew Edwards gained undergraduate, masters and PhD degrees in Sport and Exercise Science before commencing an academic career in 1999. Since then he has worked as a university lecturer in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.
He is the author of the best-selling academic text Pacing in Sport and Exercise published by Nova Scientific Publishers, New York, USA as well as author of a second fiction novel titled Someone. Longfield’s Longshot is his first fiction novel drawing upon his passion for baseball and all sports.
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Description du livre Neverland Publishing Company, LLC, 2014. Paperback. État : Brand New. 220 pages. 8.00x5.25x0.56 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire zk0990314820
Description du livre Neverland Publishing Company, LLC, 2014. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M0990314820