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batting Quotes

Three of the best book quotes about batting
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“The ball flew at him and he was conscious of its bird-form and white flapping wings he heard a noise like the bang of a firecracker at his feet and Sam had the ball in his mitt. Unable to believe his ears he heard Mercy intone a reluctant strike.”
Bernard Malamud
author
The Natural
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Roy Hobbs
The Whammer
Sam Simpson
Max Mercy
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baseball
batting
competition
strikeout
firecrackers
birds
carnivals
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“The ball screamed toward the pitcher and seemed suddenly to dive down at his feet. He grabbed it to throw to first and realized to his horror that he held only the cover. The rest of it, unraveling cotton thread as it rode, was headed into the outfield.”
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“Roy caught the pitcher’s eye. His own had blood in them. Youngberry shuddered. He threw—a bad ball—but the batter leaped at it. He struck out with a roar.”

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