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By Michael Bishop

In 1943, with the rustic at warfare, seventeen-year-old shortstop Danny Boles joins a category C baseball farm membership and units out on an odyssey into unusual relationships, dramatic escapades, and classes approximately lifestyles, desires, hope, and becoming up. Reprint. NYT. PW. okay.

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That, in and of itself, is an incredible achievement," wrote columnist Barry Rozner on September 17, 1998, in the Daily Herald, circulating in Chicago's north, northwest and west suburbs. Rozner continued: "He understands now that you can always get better and that learning in baseball never ends, no matter what you accomplish. There's no ceiling on how good Sosa can be, and he's shown that he'll continue to make adjustments. He says that he wants to be a winner. He has shown us that 35 homers and $10 million a year isn't satisfaction enough.

If he has Page xvi the confidence in himself, everyone in baseball finally has confidence in him. Such a feeling toward Sosa was in short supply for most of his 10-year big-league career. Now, Sammy is the indispensable one, almost an ironman whose name you write into the lineup in the same position in the batting order without a second thought. "I read a story years ago about Leo Durocher," Cubs manager Jim Riggleman said. "Leo said he would come to the ballpark every day and the first thing he would do is write Billy Williams' name in that third slot and then he would play around with the rest of the lineup.

Sosa has brought happiness. " Ravel and Co. further whipped up enthusiasm with a lot of home-run call. A typical Sosa homer was described back to the Dominican thusly: Batazo largo, grande la bola se va y la saco. Sammy Sosa. Bay Bay Charley. Translated: "Long drive, big, the ball is going, and it's out.

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