A grandfather’s trips with his grandchildren to baseball parks around the country is the backdrop for the light-hearted but instructional telling of stories about some stellar baseball players. These stars also provided off-the-field examples for young people to follow in the way they lived their lives. The kids learn why these men are part of baseball lore and why they should be remembered as more than ballplayers. Courage, charity and concern for others pop up in the lives of all of these men who, except for one, are in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. And, as Grandpa says, “He could have been.”About the Author
R. K. Vaughan, born in New York City, has been writing professionally for more than 40 years, including newspaper articles, CEO speeches and television commercials, as well as op-ed opinion essays that appeared in The New York Times and other publications. He also edited several cultural books and wrote a centennial history of Mobil Oil Corporation's operations in Indonesia. "Some Were Giants," is his third book since retirement. The others are a book of short stories titled "Yorkville Christmas and a novel, "And All Their Songs Are Sad." He and his wife, Joan, have four children and 15 grandchildren.
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