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Publisher Comments:

Out at the Old Ball Game is a baseball novel with a fresh contemporary twist. We have seen black players overcome prejudice in the major leagues in earlier years, and gay athletes become tennis champions. This witty, Runyonesque book is a fictional extension of this experience to gays in the world of baseball. Scrappy Schwrtznbrgr (born Albert Einstein Schwartzenberger), the sleazy manager of the failing New York Gents, is appalled when his only star player, first baseman Dick (Rootie) Toote, publicly announces he is gay. As Scrappy learns of other gay ball players, some of outstanding talent, he decides to turn what he regards as a disaster into a golden opportunity. He "outs" those other players through a leak to the press, recruits them when they become pariahs to their biased and fearful team owners, and assembles the first all-gay baseball team.

Synopsis:

Gay baseball team turns derision into respect. Funny, authentic, socially significant. --Jim Bouton

Product Details

ISBN:
9781882593095
Author:
Bookbinder, Bernie
Publisher:
Bridge Works Publishing Company
Location:
Bridgehampton, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Sports stories
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Baseball stories
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Fiction.
Subject:
Baseball players -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19950231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
278
Dimensions:
8.58x5.82x1.13 in. 1.09 lbs.

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