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rustyken

Some time back I read a story about a gentleman who played baseball in school then the minor leagues and by the end of the story he owns a minor league team. I thought it was Play ball by Ernest Bywater, but it doesn't have all the pieces I remember.

Cheers

Ernest Bywater

Well, while you're waiting for an answer you may enjoy reading Oh Boy by Dual Writer or the Brock Miller stories by Jay Cantrell - the second Brock Miller story is more Baseball related but it makes more sense after readings the first story.

https://storiesonline.net/a/Dual_Writer

https://storiesonline.net/s/76530/oh-boy

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https://storiesonline.net/a/Jay_Cantrell

https://storiesonline.net/series/1278/brock-miller

https://storiesonline.net/s/73779/a-flawed-diamond

Replies:   Sparky-1953
Ernest Bywater

I haven't read it, but the only baseball related story that isn't ruled out by my prior knowledge or the description that a search on the Sport code throws up is Winner by Bill Offutt.

https://storiesonline.net/a/Bill_Offutt

https://storiesonline.net/s/11790/winner

While the description isn't much, what is in the other stories rule them out or I know them and they aren't what you asked for.

Replies:   Sparky-1953
Sparky-1953

@Ernest Bywater

It's not Oh Boy as that ends at the end of his second year of pro ball.

Although I haven't read them all or any for quite a while it might possibly be one of Tony Stevens Take Me Out to the Ballgame series.

There are at least 20-30 or more good baseball stories on this site.

Replies:   PotomacBob
PotomacBob

@Sparky-1953

There are at least 20-30 or more good baseball stories on this site.


What are they?

Replies:   Sparky-1953
milehigh65

it isn't really part of the story but I think Brock Miller owns a minor league team but it is just mentioned a couple times.

uberloots

He owns a part of 2 or 3 minor league teams by the end of A Flawed Diamond. Runaway Train references him as well and at that point he's a minority owner of the Dodgers.

Sparky-1953

@PotomacBob

There are the ones mentioned above. There are 18 in the Tony Stevens series. The Twice Lucky series has a good story thread about Jake playing baseball. I can't remember its name but one of my favorites is about an over-the-hill reliever getting a chance with a new team and eventually becoming the manager. It's been a while since I read any of them but I think Stormy Monday and a few other coming of age stories from that time have a good baseball threads. GMW's Spitfire and Messerschmitt has a good baseball thread early on.

Replies:   PotomacBob
PotomacBob

@Sparky-1953

I can't remember its name but one of my favorites is about an over-the-hill reliever getting a chance with a new team and eventually becoming the manager.


Is that one of the Tony Stevens stories or something different?

Replies:   Sparky-1953
Sparky-1953

@PotomacBob

I don't think so but I'm not sure. In this one some mega-rich businessman buys a team. I think it's an expansion team. He's acting as General Manager but has short attention span. Gets distracted by something else and his wife takes over. Owner hires M/C over manager's objection. In backstory M/C had received multi-year suspension for booze and domestic battery. Team is loafing through the season and M/C gets upset over them not playing hard. When qwner's wife takes over she fires coaching staff and hires him to manage and assemble new staff in mid-season. A major thread is M/C trying to reconnect with his estranged son.

Replies:   sharkjcw
sharkjcw

@Sparky-1953

bill Offutt - winner

https://storiesonline.net/s/11790/winner

Replies:   Sparky-1953
Sparky-1953

@sharkjcw

Thanks, sharkjcw. That's the one I was thinking of.

Sparky-1953

@Ernest Bywater

Also, Thanks to Ernest Bywater. He mentioned it last night and I just flubbed it.

Another good story is about another aging American going to play in Japan. It's more about a romance than baseball and includes a little Mysticism/Paranormal but is still good.

I asked about it on here a while back. The link is in this forum but quite a while back. Forgive me but I'm used to having an excellent memory and didn't save it but now days my memory isn't so good, as you can see from my frequent requests on here.

limab

A Pearl in the Snow by Stultus

This is the revised version, I do not know what was changed. It may not match your memory exactly.

limab

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