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8 edition of Castro"s Curveball found in the catalog.

Castro"s Curveball

by Tim Wendel

  • 332 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Bison Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Baseball,
  • Language, Literature And Biography,
  • Literary,
  • Fathers and daughters,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Sports,
  • Fiction / Sports,
  • Cuba,
  • Americans,
  • Baseball players

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages292
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7905563M
    ISBN 100803259573
    ISBN 109780803259577
    OCLC/WorldCa64390575

    From Winston Churchill to the Rolling Stones, Cuba has hosted its fair share of famous Britons over the years. But the first official royal visit by . GOP hopefuls bash Obama on Cuba moves. President Obama's announcement of a thaw with Cuba threw a curveball at the I thought we should shift the onus onto the Castros to .

      Seldom does a daughter use such harsh words to describe her own father. Ariel Castro's daughter called him "the most evil, vile, demonic criminal" she ever heard of during a CNN exclusive interview Thursday.   #15 Seager's grand slam was a pretty big one not only because I was at that game & lost all my peanuts in excitement 😁. The Dodgers were down in the 8th inning, Reds walked 3 guys (one was Kike Hernandez that battled 13 pitches to load up the bases.

      Transaction Tuesday: Kade Scivicque Gets The Boot. Another week of transactions in the book and another surprise release. We also see some movement from the usual players who fill-in where needed along with a player being removed from the man roster. Sims also uses a curveball, slider, and changeup and he mixed all of his pitches. COMMUNITY PRESS WEST WEDNESDAY, JANU 3A. CELEBRATING PREMIUM. ANGUS BEEF. D-CU. O T IN ST. R. E. H. AN. 2. $ 99 lb. with card. Beef Bottom Round Roast or Value Pack Steaks.


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Castro's Curveball is a such an enjoyable read. Ostensibly, a baseball story but more a story of a man's a Cuban revolutionary woman, his wife, his daughters, and baseball. The writing is different characters, their human imperfections and the tensions, of pre-Castro Cuba, all perfectly wound into a tight ending/5(25).

Tim Wendel's Castro's Curveball is a light, pleasant novel that brings together pre-revolutionary--late s--Havana, Fidel Castro, and baseball.

You need to suspend disbelief, but it plays on Castro's love of baseball and the rumor /5. Castro's Curveball is a such an enjoyable read. Ostensibly, a baseball story but more a story of a man's a Cuban revolutionary woman, his wife, his daughters, and baseball.

The writing is different characters, their Castros Curveball book imperfections and the tensions, of pre-Castro Cuba, all perfectly wound into a tight ending/5(25). Castro's Curveball is a Castros Curveball book account of events as they might have happened that winter, when Fidel's future hung in the balance.

Billy Bryan, whose declining career as a catcher has left him just short of major league glory, is playing winter ball in Cuba when a political demonstration interrupts a game. Castro's Curveball Tim Wendel, Author Ballantine Books $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

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Thank you for your patience. Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Publish your book with B&: UNP - Bison Books. A wry, ruefully nostalgic debut novel from USA Today sportswriter Wendel (Going for the Gold, ) puts a naive American baseball player on a misguided quest for heroism as he tries to persuade a young Fidel Castro to pitch for the Washington Senators.

Inthe aging Billy Bryan and his daughter Cassy make a clandestine trip to Cuba, where, half a century earlier. Get this from a library. Castro's curveball. [Tim Wendel] -- After playing baseball with Fidel Castro in pre-revolutionary Cuba, American catcher Billy Bryan is instructed to hire him for a U.S.

team. He does not succeed, but the result is a friendship with. The story of a young Fidel Castro choosing between politics and a promising baseball future. Recently widowed and now retired, Billy Bryan is "coming to the end of many things". Then a long-forgotten scrapbook stirs memories of a distant past - and beckons him and his grown daughter on a reluctant.

Castro’s Curveball - Castro’s Curveball audiobook, by Tim Wendel Whether you believe in fate, the stars, a Supreme Being, or Mr. Coincidence, you can always count on one thing, life will throw you a wicked curveball or two.

Billy Bryan has seen his share. A former minor-league catcher for the Washington Senators, Bryan is now a retired high school teacher. Castro’s Curveball. Written by Tim Wendel Review by Ken Kreckel. Incareer minor leaguer Billy Bryan is in Cuba playing winter ball, chasing a dream of making it to the majors that is fading as rapidly as the splendors of old Havana.

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Castro's Curveball. Tim Wendel. pages. Paperback. September $ Add to Cart. about author bio praise table of contents media awards. About the Book. Recently widowed and now retired, Billy Bryan is “coming to the end of many things.” Then a long-forgotten scrapbook stirs memories of a distant past—and.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(2). item 2 Castro's Curveball Audio CD – April 1, by Tim Wendel (Author) - Castro's Curveball Audio CD – April 1, by Tim Wendel (Author) $ +$ shipping. Castro's Curveball This is a skillfully rendered story that resonates with the ring of truth.

The author's prose is so convincing you'll smell the aroma of Billy's leather mitt and feel the softness of the grassy field cooling in the tropical evening. José Luis Villegas is a staff photographer with the Sacramento Bee. His work has appeared in the books Away Games and Home is Everything.

Tim Wendel is the author of four books, including Castro's Curveball: A Novel and The New Face of Baseball. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Weekend, GQ and Esquire.

Pages: When Castro's Curveball opens, Billy Bryan is a 70 year old man whose wife has recently died. As survivors are wont to do after a death, his daughter begins to go through some boxes that have been put into storage, and comes across a scrapbook detailing Billy's time spent playing Winter League ball in Cuba in the late forties.

The full box score (reproduced in my book A History of Cuban Baseball, pages ) may be the only existing evidence containing game statistics for Fidel Castro’s altogether abbreviated and unglamorous collegiate baseball career.

As the losing hurler, Fidel struck out four, walked seven, yielded five hits and five runs, and hit one. Castros Curveball - Tim Wendel* Change in the Weather - Eric Wilson Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing - Charles Culhane Nothing Like It In The World - Fr. Edward Dunn Persian Mirrors - Elaine Sciolino* Fast Food Nation - Don Spasiano I Watched A Wild Hog Eat My Baby - Jamie Moses Nickel and Dimed - Michael Niman   Castro’s 2 Errors in 9th Lead to Reds’ Win Over Cubs By Patrick Rose • Published September 1, • Updated on September 1, at am Getty Images.4 - "It's my life." Stars!

Playing Fast is the fifth book in Melanie Scotts New York Saints series, but we take a little sojourn from New York in this one and follow Finn Castro back down to the minors in the form of the Saratoga Preachers. These are books that can be read as standalones, but if you have read the previous books you know just how much of a tool Finn was in behavior and /5.