[Article] The summer of 1981 was indeed a fateful one for several young men who played collegiate summer ball in the Valley Baseball League (VBL) in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. For a trio of players on the New Market Rebels, it was the beginning of a journey that would see them enjoy lengthy major league careers. For three players on the Winchester Royals, Fate had seemingly propped open the door to legitimate dreams of future seasons in the big league sun as well, but 1981 would be the pinnacle of their baseball glory. It was a summer in which the team with Dennis Clow and Steve Peruso and Clay Daniel bested the team with Tom Browning and John Kruk and Dan Pasqua. Clow, Peruso, and Daniel together totaled 11 minor league seasons. Browning, Kruk, and Pasqua each played in the majors f...
Genre: Nonfiction, Sport, Other Team Sports, Teen & Young Adult, Sport & Outdoors
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When the toughest challenge of his life struck, John Passaro understood.
He had been bitter. He had stayed away from wrestling – no participating, coaching or even following what was going on in the sport. After all, he had spent six years doing far more than he was asked. And then his dreams of county and state glory ended when he was injured and didn’t make the podium at the Suffolk County tournament for William Floyd High School.
“I remember putting everything I had into it – total dedication, total discipline,” Passaro said. “If it was an hour and a half practice, I stayed for two and a half. If we were supposed to a run a mile, I ran three. My goals were to win leagues, win counties and win states. I damaged some ribs in the league tournamen...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help, Sport, Individual Sports, Teen & Young Adult, Biographies, Sport & Outdoors
Size: 223 pages
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Extreme skiing and psychedelic mushrooms don't normally go together, but after Josh agrees to join Sam and Rudy on a backcountry adventure, he quickly realizes the trek is more than he bargained for. When the guys are joined by Tess, a ski instructor and the girl of Josh's dreams, he knows he'll do anything to impress her--even losing his wits on mind-altering drugs as he seeks to ski The Edge, the longest and steepest backcountry slope he'll ever find.This is a short story of 8,522 words by Jason Matthews, author of novels, The Little Universe and Jim's Life.Subjects include: extreme sports, extreme skiing, backcountry skiing, drugs, drug use, psychedelic mushrooms, marijuana, fear, philosophy of fear, short story.
Genre: Fiction, Action & Adventure, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Sport, Extreme Sports, Teen & Young Adult, Sport & Outdoors
Size: 59 pages
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