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Coming of age in America by way of the baseball diamond, left-hander Henry Wiggen grows to manhood in a right-handed world. From his small-town beginnings to the top of the game, Henry finds out how hard it is to please his coach, his girl, the sports page and himself - all at once. The first installation of a series which includes Bang the Drum Slowly, The Southpaw is a comic and poignant look at Henry Wiggen's first season in the majors. This full-cast production features Edward Asner, Kate Asner, Henry Harris, Ron West, Amy Pietz, Earl Brown, Armando Ortega, Rugg Williams, Eric Winzenried, Evan Gore, and Tom Virtue.
(P)1996 L.A. Theatre Works; All Rights Reserved

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A great set up for "Bang the drum slowly".

I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed it even more so after I read "Bang the drum slowly". The two stories are not a continuing storyline but contain the same style and characters.

An enjoyable read.

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  • Andrew
  • 08-02-17

loved it!

great story and great chatecters, vivid and real like I was there with him living it with him