More a novel than a book about baseball.
Movie had a happy ending instead of the ending in the book.
Author was a Jewish boy from NYC who move to Oregon and then came back East. A Pulitzer Prize winner but not for this book.
Basically we liked the book and this keyed our interest in looking at some more award winning novels. John C asked about Steinbeck. Craig has the assignment over the summer to find the Top 100 historical novels so we can pick one out each year
Book had a mystical element to story and characters which many of us did not pick up but many of us have not been accused us of just being pretty faces.