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Calico Joe

John Grisham

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball… Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a twenty-one-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz. In the summer of 1973 Joe Castle was the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone had ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas dazzled Cub fans as he hit home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shattered all rookie records. Calico Joe quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his Dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever… In John Grisham's new novel the baseball is thrilling, but it's what happens off the field that makes CALICO JOE a classic.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Erik Singer

Length:

4h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:05

Introduction
Introduction

00:50


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:18