- Author:Robert W. Reising,Dr. Bobby Brown,Brett Friedlander
- Publisher:John F. Blair, Publisher; 1st edition (April 1, 2009)
- Pages:220 pages
- Subcategory:Professionals & Academics
- FB2 format1170 kb
- ePUB format1255 kb
- DJVU format1220 kb
- Formats:lit docx azw doc
Chasing Moonlight is an inspirational story that shows there's more to life than just swinging a ba.
Chasing Moonlight is an inspirational story that shows there's more to life than just swinging a bat. It's awesome, baby!" - -Dick Vitale, ESPN college basketball announcer and Tampa Bay Rays season ticket holder. If you-like me-wondered what the real story of Moonlight Graham was while watching Field of Dreams, here is the answer to all your questions. You will be happy that you took the time to learn the truth about the at-bat that never came and the rest of a fascinating life.
Chasing Moonlight book
Chasing Moonlight book. Brett Friedlander and Robert Reising chased Moonlight from his native North Carolina to far northern Minnesota and discovered that Graham left a far more enduring mark than his single line in The Baseball Encyclopedia. The true story of Moonlight Graham, who was portrayed in the movie "Field of Dreams" by Burt Lancaster, but previously "discovered" by author . Kinsella, who included him as a fictionalized minor character in his book, "Shoeless Jo.
In Chasing Moonlight, Brett Friedlander and Robert Reising prove that truth is more interesting than fiction. The real-life Moonlight Graham didn't play just a half-inning for John McGraw's New York Giants, as depicted in Field of Dreams. Neither did he retire from baseball after his lone major league appearance.
If you-like me-wondered what the real story of Moonlight Graham was while watching Field of Dreams, here is the answer to all your questions
If you-like me-wondered what the real story of Moonlight Graham was while watching Field of Dreams, here is the answer to all your questions.
Автор: Friedlander Brett, Reising Robert Название: Chasing Moonlight . Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 10 years ago. Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams' Doc Graham is the biography of the American baseball legend and doctor Archibald W. "Moonlight" Graham, the real-life inspiration for the novel "Shoeless Joe" and its movie adaptation "Field of Dreams". John F. Blair, Publisher.
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In the mid-1980s, nearly 20 years after Graham's death, author W. P. Kinsella stumbled across a line entry in the Baseball Encyclopedia while he was researching a book about Shoeless Joe Jackson. It was the name Moonlight Graham that first caught Kinsella's attention, but the fact that Graham never got to bat in the majors made him even more interesting to the fiction writer. Graham became a secondary character in Kinsella's book, Shoeless Joe.
In 1989, Hollywood director and screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson decided that Graham deserved a larger audience. In Robinson's cinematic classic, Field of Dreams, Academy Award winning actor Burt Lancaster played Doc Graham in what would be his final screen appearance. The once little-known country doctor from Chisholm, Minnesota, became an international icon. More than a million people have since traveled to the corn-framed movie set in hopes that some of Graham's baseball magic might be channeled into their own lives.
But what's the real story of Moonlight Graham? Why did a quiet North Carolina native, whose family was well known throughout the state, spend the bulk of his adult life in an isolated Iron Range community not far from the Canadian border?
In Chasing Moonlight, the authors follow Graham's life from his youth spent with his younger brother, Frank Porter Graham, who became the president of the University of North Carolina and a United States senator; through his career as a medical student in Baltimore and New York while he played baseball at the same time; through his minor league successes in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In Graham's Minnesota years, the authors reveal a man whose pioneering research on children's blood pressure is still used at institutions such as the Mayo Clinic and whose quiet philanthropy made him beloved in his community.
Although the line between fact and fiction has been blurred with respect to the events of Graham's life, Chasing Moonlight shows that the real Moonlight Graham was just as iconic and endearing as the fictional character.