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A chance to win : boyhood, baseball, and the struggle for redemption in the inner city

Author: Jonathan Schuppe
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"When Rodney Mason, an ex-con drug dealer from Newark's rough South Ward, was shot and paralyzed, he vowed to turn his life around. A former high-school pitching ace with a 93 mph fastball, Mason decided to form a Little League team to help boys avoid the street life that had claimed his youth and mobility. Predictably, the players struggle--they endure poverty, unstable family lives with few positive male role  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Schuppe
ISBN: 9780805092875 0805092870
OCLC Number: 796756388
Description: 274 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Jonathan Schuppe.

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"When Rodney Mason, an ex-con drug dealer from Newark's rough South Ward, was shot and paralyzed, he vowed to turn his life around. A former high-school pitching ace with a 93 mph fastball, Mason decided to form a Little League team to help boys avoid the street life that had claimed his youth and mobility. Predictably, the players struggle--they endure poverty, unstable family lives with few positive male role models, failing schools, and dangerous neighborhoods--but through the fists and tears, lopsided losses, and rare victories, this bunch of misfits becomes a team, and in doing so gives the community something to root for"--Amazon.com.

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