Baseball Short Story

Looking for a short story that takes place in a baseball

stadium/stand. A guy has a little angel/alter ego talking to him

throughout the game. Some words from the title are The Night Manny….

stole home? base.



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  1. Hello.

    The story is probably "The Night Manny Mota Tied the Record" by W.P.

    Kinsella.

    On a web page called, "Guide to Baseball Fiction: W.P. Kinsella," the

    detail that you mention about the angel is described as follows:

    "An angel offers a fan the chance to exchange his life for the late

    Thurman Munson's." [description of "The Night Manny Mota Tied the

    Record" ]

    The web page is hosted by University of Texas – Arlington:

    http://www.uta.edu/english/tim/baseball/kinsella.html

    The story is included in an anthology called "The Thrill of the

    Grass," listed on Abebooks.com:

    http://dogbert.abebooks.com/abe/BookDetails?bi=71704528

    "The Thrill of the Grass" is available from Amazon.com:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0140073868/

    search strategy: baseball, fiction, "night manny"

    I hope this helps.

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