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Twenty years before, high school coach Gil Gilbert gave up his dream to play professional baseball so he could marry his pregnant girlfriend, Keri. When he miraculously discovers that he can pitch with deadly accuracy and speed, he must choose between his successful career and comfortable family life or his chance to play with the Colorado Rockies during a player's strike. Gil stuns the pitching staff with 100 mph fastballs and is offered a contract.  

After joining the Rockies, the world soon learns that Gil is a supernatural phenomenon and the Rockies keep winning. But Gil soon faces stiff opposition, including a frivolous lawsuit, a father who feels his son's calling to pitch is to save souls, and threats from the striking players. As the season progresses, Gil discovers that his unexpected gift is the result of a rare disease, and continuing to pitch may hasten his own death. While Keri supports his decision to keep playing, she is fearful about her husband's bizarre health condition.  

Gil must decide what price he is willing to pay to live his dream.

©2016 Darin James Gibby (P)2020 Darin James Gibby

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Awesome read!

WOW! What a great story! Very well written. Being from Denver, I loved the specific, absolutely perfect characterizations of the area. Thoroughly enjoyed spending my time listening to this book!

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Gil is a Home run!

I just finished listening to “Gil” ...it was great! Excellent story and Raymond Kallai’s narration was as good as any audiobook I’ve listen to. And I’ve listen to a lot…

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I cried

What a wonderfully written book and performance.

There's a fair amount tropes, cliche, and IMO as an atheist the religious messages were a bit heavy handed at times. Even with all that said, this was a great, feel good story that had tears rolling down my face at the description and emotion poured out at the end of the book.

A great book.

I received a copy of this book for free at my request in exchange for a FAIR review.

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Couldn't put this book down.

This book was very well written. It includes a man's passion for his family, for life, and for baseball. There was not a point where the story lagged. I have been reading a bunch of non-fiction books and needed a break. I am not a big baseball fan, but this book put me in a place where I wanted to be. I was 'singing' along with TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME. I was 'in the crowd' at every game he played and cheered his family for standing behind him to achieve his goal. Great book.