Slide!: The Baseball Tragicomedy That Defined Me, My Family, and the City of Philadelphia - And How It Could Have Been Avoidab (Hardcover)

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Slide is the laugh-out-loud true story of the greatest collapse in baseball history, told from the perspective of a boy who lived it. The Philadelphia Phillies' bid for the pennant in 1964 was an almost flawless run. With twelve games to play, the team's lead seemed insurmountable. For 11-year-old Carl Wolfson, it was the happiest
summer of his young life. Then the unthinkable happened. With each late-season loss, Phillies fans were thrown into despair, and Carl's crumbling dream of a World Series forced him to take refuge in comedy. Luckily, it was all around him. His bickering parents (who put up Chinese symbols for "peace" and "happiness" and argued for years about which was which), his grandmother (who was so stubbornly Republican that she refused to carry a Roosevelt dime), and his mouthy great aunt (whose protest letters to the Phillies front office became local legend) created plenty of opportunity for distraction.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781684015689
ISBN-10: 1684015685
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication Date: December 5th, 2017
Pages: 224
Language: English