Light at the Edge of the Field keeps readers wanting more as a pitcher’s girlfriend confronts her lover, not about his obsession with baseball but about their relationship and future together. After watching a traveling African American baseball team, a father is forced to inform his innocent young son about small-town racism. A diligent catcher—content with being the stable anchor for his team—can catch pitches for hours, but drops the ball in his relationship with his girlfriend. A disadvantaged, fleet-footed player in Mexico dreams of making it to the Major Leagues. These are just a few of the compelling characters readers discover as they step into the batter’s box. A tour de force of baseball short stories that reveal more than relations about the game of life. Like a baseball’s cushioned cork core, these stories illuminate what’s central to our lives—our dreams, both those that can be reached, and those which remain unreachable.
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Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press