Vincent Preston is in real trouble. With absentee parents, he raises himself, barely graduating high school, and has one chance to get out of his small town: baseball. He has a strong arm, but unfortunately he is wild, out of control.Thankfully, his English teacher, Mrs. Dean, introduces him to her husband, “Grandpa Dean,” a gruff WWII veteran and former Major League BasebVincent Preston is in real trouble. With absentee parents, he raises himself, barely graduating high school, and has one chance to get out of his small town: baseball. He has a strong arm, but unfortunately he is wild, out of control.Thankfully, his English teacher, Mrs. Dean, introduces him to her husband, “Grandpa Dean,” a gruff WWII veteran and former Major League Baseball scout....
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BASEBALL FANS this is your next book! Vincent's story would be perfect for your "I only read sports books" students and anyone that enjoys Realistic Fiction. Baseball fans will really enjoy all the play-by-play action - I wish I knew more about the rules and inter-workings of baseball, but I was still able to enjoy the story. Vincent is a senior on his high school baseball team - he should have a starting position this year, but well-planned remarks by the coach's son, Jimmy, forces him to "earn" his spot again. Jimmy gets involved in selling drugs and his baseball scholarship is in jepardy. Vincent has grown up in a home with absentee parents, but his English teacher invites him to work with her husband "Grandpa Dean". He is a veteran and a former major league scout, who was force to give up his baseball career due to an injury during the war. "Grandpa Dean" not only shares his knowledge of pitching, but also his love of Christ and the Bible with Vincent.Athletes, have you ever had to “fight” the system in order to play?? Read this book!
I love this book so much. Mr. Shelton is an amazing teacher!! Even though I didn't have him long for a teacher, because he had cancer, I still cherish the time I got to spend with him. As soon as I heard over the intercom that signed copies of his latest book was available in the library, I rushed down there and bought it! Mr. Shelton, if you read this comment, you can expext a visit from me during must.
I liked this book. I did not know what to expect considering it is not very well know but it was a very good book. I liked how Vincent was a very hardworking guy and how Grandpa Dean was a honorable character. I felt like I was with Vincent as this book was very relatable to a teenage baseball player such as me. This book was not just about baseball, it mixed in religion and high school problems. Overall, a very good book.
Loved it a must read!