The night before all-star shortstop Henry Skrimshander’s big game, he cannot sleep, and finds himself walking out in his sweats to the dark-lit ball field. He is about to play before his childhood hero–the major league great Aparicio Rodriguez, who wrote the book upon which Skrimshander’s life philosophy is based, The Art of Fielding. Aparicio’s unparalleled skills on the field were instructed by a natural mythology of the baseball, of the fielder’s relationship to the baseball–and his love for the game created standards by which to live. Taking those laws into his heart, Skrimshander became the next best ball player…

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