The Pitcher

by Mitchell Frogge



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/11/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 384
ISBN : 9780595095629
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781462096701

About the Book

John Roberts was the best baseball player of generation, but he never went professional. After not playing for 16 years he sneaks in the spring training and earns a place on the Indianapolis Comets. He lands a contract where he is allowed to choose which games he pitches until he looses.

He starts with the first game of the season. However, in mid-April team management discovers John dark secret, one that will only allow possibly the most talented player of all time to play for one season. John is helped in his quest by old friends from high school and new ones in the form of the Indianapolis Comets players, coaches, and owner. He plays the entire summer, leading his team into the playoffs even as the team management fights to keep his secret hidden from the league and the press.

In October, John gathers what strength he has left to face the World Series and the terrible exposure of his secret.

About the Author

Mitchell Frogge is a former Air Force Captain with over 2500 operational hours flying reconnaissance aircraft. This experience earned him 8 Air Metals, 3 Expeditionary Metals, and honors as a member to the 15th Air Force Reconnaissance Crew of the Year in 1986. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Ball State University in 1981 and his Masters of Science in Physics from East Texas State University in 1995. He left the Air Force in 1987 and currently works as Chief System Engineer for a small company in Iowa. He became interested in writing novels soon after he left the Air Force and started writing technical manuals professionally. He now writes novels for the sheer joy of creating for the same amount of time.. He enjoys motorcycle riding, boating, woodworking, building stained glass windows, movies, and is an inactive member of MENSA.