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  • Perfect Once Removed: When Baseball Meant All the World to Me | Philip Hoose

    Perfect Once Removed: When Baseball Meant All the World to Me

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Philip Hoose
    • Narrated By Richard Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the winter of 1956, Phillip Hoose was a gawky, uncoordinated 9-year-old boy just moved to a new town - Speedway, Indiana - and trying to fit into a new school and circle of friends. Baseball was his passion, even though he was terrible at it and constantly shamed by his lack of ability. But he had one thing going for him that his classmates could never have - his second cousin was a pitcher for the New York Yankees. Don Larsen wasn't a star, but he was in the Yankees' rotation. And on October 8, 1956, he pitched perhaps the greatest game that has ever been pitched.

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