June 2015

Shamless plug for my new baseball novel

One of our own wrote an e-book centered around the story of Charlie Faust and the New York Giants. Terry Nelson of Balls and Strikes talks about a work he calls “not just baseball fiction, but a satirical look at fame and celebrity.”

Balls and Strikes

In July of 1911, Charlie Faust walked onto Robison Field in St. Louis before a game where the New York Giants were warming up. He told John McGraw, New York manager, about a fortune teller in Kansas who said Charlie would pitch the Giants to the pennant. He did join the Giants, but not in St. Louis, and not exactly in a normal way.

English: Former NY Giants pitcher Charlie Faust. English: Former NY Giants pitcher Charlie Faust. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To this day, nobody knows if Faust was a bit crazy, slow in the head, or exactly what. He was the target of many pranks by his team mates, but speaking of him in later years, they all spoke highly of Charlie.

My E-book takes an insider look at the events surrounding Charlie and the Giants. The narrator is Chet Koski, a fictional rookie on the team, who is not doing well on the field, or…

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