Coming Back To Baseball: The Cincinnati Astros and the Joys of Over-30 Play
McFarland & Company (series)
Paperback Book Details
- 192 Pages
- Released: February 3, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Publisher: McFarland & Company
Description by OLDIES.com:
He soon found an outlet for that passion in the Roy Hobbs Baseball Organization, an over-30 league named for the main character in Bernard Malamud's classic baseball novel, The Natural. Leadbetter quickly assembled a team and was off to the Roy Hobbs World Series where the results - a 2-4 performance with two lopsided losses - were anything but encouraging. Undeterred, Leadbetter set out to develop the best over-30 team around, one capable of winning the Roy Hobbs title.
This is the story of the Cincinnati Astros and the passion of Mike Leadbetter. Moreover, it is the story of baseball in its purest form, a group of players coming together to play for the pure joy of the game - and being reminded why they fell in love with the sport in the first place.