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The Legend of Mickey Tussler

Frank Nappi


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PUBLISHED: 22nd April 2012
ISBN: 9781616086589
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In the 1940s, seventeen-year-old Mickey Tussler is recruited to play for a minor league affiliate of the Boston Braves. Arthur Murphy, a scout and coach for the minor league Milwaukee Brewers, swears that Mickey is a phenom-the greatest arm Murph has ever seen. And it might be true.
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  • Paperback
    $40.05
PUBLISHED: 22nd April 2012
ISBN: 9781616086589
ANNOTATION:
In the 1940s, seventeen-year-old Mickey Tussler is recruited to play for a minor league affiliate of the Boston Braves. Arthur Murphy, a scout and coach for the minor league Milwaukee Brewers, swears that Mickey is a phenom-the greatest arm Murph has ever seen. And it might be true.

Annotation

In the 1940s, seventeen-year-old Mickey Tussler is recruited to play for a minor league affiliate of the Boston Braves. Arthur Murphy, a scout and coach for the minor league Milwaukee Brewers, swears that Mickey is a phenom-the greatest arm Murph has ever seen. And it might be true.

Publisher Description

In the late 1940s, the minor league Milwaukee Brewers are foundering yet again and manager Arthur Murphy is desperate. When he sees seventeen-year old Mickey Tussler throwing apples into a barrel, he knows he has found the next pitching phenom. But not everyone is so hopeful. Mickey's autism a disorder still not truly understood even today has alienated the boy from the world, and he is berated by other players and fans. Mickey faces immense trials in the harsh and competitive world of baseball while coping with the challenges inherent to his disorder. An honest and knowledgeable book about overcoming adversity, and the basis for the television movie A Mile in His Shoes, Mickey's powerful story shows that with support and determination anyone can be triumphant, even when the odds are stacked against him.

Author Biography

Frank Nappi has taught high school English and creative writing for over twenty years and is also the author of Echoes from the Infantry. Frank lives in Massapequa, New York, with his wife Julia and their two sons, Nicholas and Anthony.

Review

Praise for THE LEGEND OF MICKEY TUSSLER: "In my work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America I see all kinds of challenges facing kids today, and this book does a very good job of treating gifted kids and teenagers with sensitivity and understanding in coping with and meeting these challenges." --Alex Rodriguez

"A compelling tale that will touch the hearts of fans of the game everywhere." -Fergie Jenkins, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame Pitcher

"A story with something for everyone. "THE LEGEND OF MICKEY TUSSLER "is" "a walk off homerun." -Larry Izzo, New York Mets Scout

"A powerful baseball story, certain to rank among the best ever written." -Don Williams, retired sports columnist, Newark Star Ledger "Riveting. Rewarding. THE LEGEND OF MICKEY TUSSLER reaches the heart the way Alex Rodriguez reaches the bleachers." - Bill Madden, New York Daily News "A powerful baseball story, certain to rank among the best ever writt Praise for THE LEGEND OF MICKEY TUSSLER: "In my work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America I see all kinds of challenges facing kids today, and this book does a very good job of treating gifted kids and teenagers with sensitivity and understanding in coping with and meeting these challenges." --Alex Rodriguez

"A compelling tale that will touch the hearts of fans of the game everywhere." --Fergie Jenkins, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame Pitcher

"A story with something for everyone. "THE LEGEND OF MICKEY TUSSLER "is" "a walk off homerun." --Larry Izzo, New York Mets Scout

"A powerful baseball story, certain to rank among the best ever written." --Don Williams, retired sports columnist, Newark Star Ledger "Riveting. Rewarding. THE LEGEND OF MICKEY TUSSLER reaches the heart the way Alex Rodriguez reaches the bleachers." - Bill Madden, New York Daily News "A powerful baseball story, certain to rank among the best ever written."

  • Don Williams, retired sports columnist, Newark Star Ledger "Not just a baseball masterpiece, but a clever, delightful, touching tale that is a triumph of imagination and empathy. "THE LEGEND OF MICKEY TUSSLER "is Roy Hobbs meets The Rain Man."

Father Tom Hartman, Good Morning America's God Squad "In an age where scandal has taken over sports, especially baseball, it was refreshing to finally be transported to an age where the game is all that matters. Frank Nappi does an incredible job brining these people and players to life. A great read."

  • Brian Kilmeade, author of New York Times bestseller The Games Do Count

Product Details

Author
Frank Nappi
Pages
304
Publisher
Skyhorse Publishing
Year
2012
ISBN-10
1616086580
ISBN-13
9781616086589
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United States
Short Title
LEGEND OF MICKEY TUSSLER
Audience Age
13-17
Language
English
Media
Book
Subtitle
A Novel
Audience
General/Trade
Publication Date
2012-04-01