Havana Heat by Darryl Brock
A Novel

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Deaf-mute pitcher Luther "Dummy" Taylor won 115 games for the New York Giants between 1900 and 1908. Darryl Brock's novel picks up Taylor's story in 1911, when Taylor is unsure what to do with his life. He sets his sights on a return to the big leagues, working out with his brother in the evenings and wrestling with the decision to leave his wife temporarily to pursue his dream. Only when he's picked by his old Giants manager John McGraw for an exhibition trip to Havana, where the Giants face the renowned Cuban national team, does he discover what he has to offer after his pitching arm gives way to younger talent. In his new novel, Darryl Brock takes readers back to the glory days of baseball and Cuba to witness a great player's second chance.

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Darryl Brock lives with his wife in Berkeley, California, where he is currently at work on a sequel to "If I Never Get Back" (1990).
Published April 17, 2000 by Total/Sports Illustrated. 304 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Brock (If I Never Get Back) is one of the finest baseball fiction writers around, lucidly rendering the passions, disappointments and excitement of the sport while capturing the defining details of th

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Taylor and a friend coach a team of Cuban hopefuls, preparing them to face the Giants in a high-stakes exhibition game in which the young phenom Luis will be pitching.

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The ?ctional Taylor gets his chance to pitch in Cuba, and he does very well,earningnewspaperheadlinescallinghim?ElSordo?(theDeafOne).This sudden acclaim energizes Taylor and reinforces his determination to earn a roster spot with the ????

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