Pitching for Success – Character Lessons, the Joe Nuxhall Way
Pitching for Success: Character Lessons, the Joe Nuxhall Way Book synopsis
Dominic Perez, lead pitcher for the Firebirds, hasn’t been throwing strikes. In fact, he’s given away a double and a homerun. His confidence is down, and he worries that his father, the team’s head coach, will pull him out of the game…for good.
Dominic is about to learn an incredible lesson about hard work, sportsmanship, and the true meaning of baseball. Through his sister’s life-affirming first game at the Miracle League Fields, and his father’s stories about famed Reds pitcher and sportscaster, Joe Nuxhall, Dominic discovers that it’s not about the perfect game: it’s about being a good team member, brother, student, and friend – on the field and off.
“His Dad had told him, ‘don’t close your mind. Keep your options open. Don’t just work for yourself but work to help others less fortunate than you.’ So many possibilities. So many ways to realize a dream.”
About Doug Coates (Cincinnati, Ohio Author)
The author of Pitching for Success: Character Lessons, the Joe Nuxhall Way, Doug Coates, resides in Hamilton, Ohio. Hamilton is the hometown of the late, Cincinnati Reds’ pitcher, Joe Nuxhall. In addition to writing children’s books, he writes grants for non-profits, and he is Treasurer and Board Member of the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields in Fairfield, Ohio.
He enjoys spending time with his grandkids, watching most sports, staying active, beach vacations, reading, writing and classic autos.
The author gives classroom character presentations as well as to sports teams and other groups. visits and book events scheduled. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org Yes, a sequel is in the works