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Drawing upon stories from current and former ballplayers and managers, including the famous and the unsung heroes, life's important lessons are shared through the lens of baseball's most memorable people and events. Students and fans of baseball will not only learn about the sport's history and some of its players but they will gain provocative insights for Christian living.
Steal Away includes quotes from or stories about:
• Don Zimmer• Orel Hershiser• Tommy Henrich• Billy Martin• Red Barber• Sal Bando• the 1960 World Series Yankees• Joe DiMaggio• Roy Campanella• Curt Flood• Sammy Sosa's corking incident• John Smoltz• Roger "The Rocket" Clemens• Jackie Robinson• David Clyde• John Boccabella• the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates• Joe Jackson and the Chicago "Black Sox"• Buck O'Neill and the Negro League• Mickey Owen's dropped ball in the 1941 World Series• Mickey Mantle• the 2004 Boston Red Sox• and many others!
Discover how Steal Away and author Hugh Poland ministered to the inmates at San Quentin State Prison. Read "Inside Pitch" on the National Ministries website.
Hugh Poland, MDiv, is a member of the Society for American Baseball and the Woodworkers' Club of Houston. He has utilized many of the illustrations in Intentional Walk, Steal Away, and The Master Carpenter during his ministry in Texas churches. He is a regular contributor to the men's devotional magazine, Stand Firm, as well as PreachingToday.com, and has also been published in The Student and Church Musician and Leadership Journal. The author has degrees from Houston Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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