New England sports fans wonder about Guy Vitale, East Boston's greatest athlete, who lettered in three sports and had so much football and baseball talent that sportswriters said it wasn't a question of whether he'd turn pro, but only which sport he'd pick.
An All-Scholastic choice by Boston's leading newspapers in his junior and senior years, 1936 Baseball Schoolboy Hall of Famer after hitting .621 his senior year, Guy starred on Barnstable's legendary 1937 club and 1938 Cape Cod League Champion, Falmouth. Everyone believed he possessed all the necessary tools to attain his dream: playing Major League baseball.
What happened? This chronicle of Vitale's life, written by his nephew, author of two previous novels, explains why he didn't make it to the Big Leagues, but achieved a measure of glory during a satisfying career serving his Country.
This book tells all in a riveting manner; so compelling you won't want to put it down. Ciampa, Curry, Famulari, Hegner, Herman, Indrisano, Khederian, Lennie Merullo, Morse, Rocciolo, the Sacco boys, Siciliano, Struzzerio, beloved St. Lazarus priests, Father Francisco Berti and Father Leo Toma, famed East Boston Coach Fred O'Brien; they're all here, their lives touching Guy's in different ways.
A must read!