Synopses & Reviews
The Chillicothe Paints play baseball the way it was meant to be played -- talented young men chasing their dreams to play pro ball before sell-out crowds in small town America. A charter member of the Frontier League, the team has thrilled local fans at historic V.A. Stadium for over a decade. It was from Chillicothe that the Frontier League sent its first alumnus, pitcher Brian Tollberg, in 2001, up to the big leagues. And major league legends from Reds Country -- Johhny Bench, Pete Rose, Marty Brennaman -- have become a regular part of promotional evenings at the V.A., attracting a packed house every time. All this local baseball excitement has deep roots in Chillicothe, dating back to the city's entry into the Ohio State Association in 1884.
About the Author
Mike Shannon is the author of more than a dozen baseball books, including Riverfront Stadium: Home of the Big Red Machine, More Tales from the Dugout, and Everything Happens in Chillicothe: A Summer in the Frontier League with Max McLeary, the One-Eyed Umpire. He is the publisher-editor of Spitball Magazine and has contributed numerous articles and book reviews to a variety of publications, such as Biblio, National Review, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Sports Collectors Digest, and Sports Weekly.