Before Babe Ruth, There Was Chip Doolin!

Just in Time for the World Series, a New Classic in Baseball Fiction

Sep 13, 2011, 10:13 ET from Neal D. Bogosian

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The next great slugger in baseball fiction has been born, with the publication of The Adventures of Chip Doolin, by Rhode Island-based author, Neal D. Bogosian, featuring illustrations by David Saad.  

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"A delightful trip back to a simpler time, when baseball was still an innocent game," said Dennis Purdy, Author of The Team By Team Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball, Baseball on the Brain, and Kiss 'Em Goodbye.

Set in 1909, The Adventures of Chip Doolin are the improbable and often humorous tales of a farm boy from Somewhere, Virginia, who has few life tools, an abundance of raw talent and becomes the starting first baseman for the 1909 Detroit Tigers.  It soon becomes apparent that the fate of Chip Doolin is a blessed one - heroics and home runs are part of his destiny.  The stories chronicle Chip's subsequent adventures on and off the baseball diamond, including his courtship with Eleanor Ferris, whom Chip had fancied ever since he was a boy.  Chip's follies are often amongst some of baseball's most prominent and colorful luminaries including Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford, Walter Johnson, Nap Lajoie, Tris Speaker, Rube Waddell and Hughie Jennings, with cameo appearances from the likes of famed boxer John L. Sullivan, President William Howard Taft, and famed writer, Ring Lardner

The book targets baseball fans young and old, and teenagers.  Several of the stories were originally published in the national publication, Vintage and Classic Baseball Collector.

206 pages in length, The Adventures of Chip Doolin is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the sports fiction category.  With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Adventures of Chip Doolin meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $15.95.

ISBN: 9781432770570   Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream   SRP: $15.95

Neal D. Bogosian is a professional freelance writer and screenwriter who holds a Masters Degree in Education.  The author and avid baseball fan lives in Rhode Island.

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