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by Robert W. Reising,Dr. Bobby Brown,Brett Friedlander
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  • Author:
    Robert W. Reising,Dr. Bobby Brown,Brett Friedlander
  • ISBN:
    0895873699
  • ISBN13:
    978-0895873699
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  • Publisher:
    John F. Blair, Publisher; 1st edition (April 1, 2009)
  • Pages:
    220 pages
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    Professionals & Academics
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    4.8
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    633
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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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Late on the afternoon of June 29, 1905, Archibald Graham bolted out of the New York Giants' dugout and took his position in right field for the first and only time as a major league baseball player. He played only and inning and a half. The Giants made their last out as Graham waited in the on-deck circle. The 27-year-old journeyman, who was affectionately known as Moonlight because of his off-season occupation as a medical student, was sent back to the minors and, presumably, into permanent obscurity.

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.


Gavinranara
As a baseball fan for more than seven decades I found Chasing Moonlight a reminder that people remain the same while times change. Reading this well researched, well rounded tale of A.W.Graham satisfies the need for fact to be more interesting than fiction. Although and inkling of the real Doc Graham can be found in Kinsella's, Shoeless Joe and the film, Field of Dreams which flowed from it, there was something missing from those stories. There had to be more to the Man as well as more fact than fiction.

Indeed there was. And it all comes forth in this wonderful "bio" about an ordinary man. although well educated, who becomes a hero through his humility and perserverence. Doc Graham was a journeyman on the baseball diamond, save for a single inning as a New York Giant in 1905 and a single career year for the Scranton Miners. He was apparently a capable doctor, exhibiting the same pluck as he did as a ball player and succeeding in a small minimg town in Minnesota. But more than that, he was a man of honor, ethics and integrety throughout his life And it was those characteristics that caused him to rise above the tide of normal humanity and earn the love and respect of all he touched.

If you like baseball, OK..If you like doctors, OK...but if you want to meet a person who has all the attributes that make him special, a hero, read Chasing Moonlight and you will catch a star instead. [email protected]
Preve
An easy non-fiction read -- particularly enjoyable for movie buffs who loved Burt Lancaster's portrayal of Doc "Moonlight" Graham in "Field of Dreams" as well as those with an in interest in University of North Carolina history. Well researched and well written, with a detailed appendix for baseball fans, "Chasing Moonlight" tells the true story of Archie Graham, a baseball player whose life story so intrigued author W.P. Kinsella that Graham was immortalized in Kinsella's book and in the subsequent movie.
Androwyn
great book
Mitynarit
Doc Graham was a minor character in the history of baseball,
but he was a main figure in the history of Chisholm, Minnesota.
Given the current state of baseball, this will help restore your
faith in people.
KiddenDan
THANKS
Jogas
AWESOME!
The Rollers of Vildar
looks like a good book for the baseball lover
Great baseball and human interest story!!!