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Calico Joe - John Grisham
Calico Joe
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A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball…  Whatever happened to Calico Joe?      It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third... show more
A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball…  Whatever happened to Calico Joe?      It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a twenty-one-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz. In the summer of 1973 Joe Castle was the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone had ever seen.  The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas dazzled Cub fans as he hit home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shattered all rookie records. Calico Joe quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his Dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever… In John Grisham’s new novel the baseball is thrilling, but it’s what happens off the field that makes CALICO JOE a classic.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385536073 (0385536070)
ASIN: 385536070
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 198
Edition language: English
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Something to Ponder
Something to Ponder rated it
2.0 Calico Joe
It started off in a way that was hard to connect with, as it was not the traditional Grisham book. As I continental to read, I felt more engaged. The ending was predictable, yet pleasing.
Toni
Toni rated it
4.0 "Calico Joe", by John Grisham
"Calico Joe" is a breezy little novel coming just under 200 pages , it is the first-person account of a fictionalized beaning of a Chicago Cubs prodigy by the name of Joe Castle, from Calico Rock , Ark. The story is narrated by Paul Tracey, son of Warren, the head-hunting power pitcher for the New Y...
arturoschodzinski
arturoschodzinski rated it
3.0 Calico Joe
Całkiem ciekawa książka, choć odstaje znacznie od innych dzieł Autora.
Rewillard
Rewillard rated it
“Grisham knocks it out of the park.”—The Washington Post   It’s the summer of 1973, and Joe Castle is the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone has ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas, dazzles Chicago Cubs fans as he hits home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to th...
kristenlyndsey
kristenlyndsey rated it
4.0 Calico Joe
I really enjoyed this book. A nice, easy read about baseball, family and the consequences of decisions.
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