Walter Innis, son of a frustrated and violent fallen baseball star and a tragically unhappy woman driven to infidelity, carries his family's legacy of torment into his own adult life with disastrous results. Ultimately, it's as a Little League coach that Innis discovers a route to hope and happiness beyond the reach of his past.

The Elements of Hitting 2000, Bloomsbury USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9781582340845

Trade paperback

Elements of Hitting 1994, Hyperion Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780786860258