2009 Foreword Book of the Year Gold Award Winner—Sports2010 Ben Franklin Bronze Award Winner—Biography2010 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Bronze Award Winner—Biography2009 CASEY Award Finalist for Best Baseball Book of the Year“Chasing Moonlight is anMore2009 Foreword Book of the Year Gold Award Winner—Sports2010 Ben Franklin Bronze Award Winner—Biography2010 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Bronze Award Winner—Biography2009 CASEY Award Finalist for Best Baseball Book of the Year“Chasing Moonlight is an inspirational story that shows theres more to life than just swinging a bat.
Its awesome, baby!Dick Vitale, ESPN college basketball analyst and Tampa Bay Rays season ticket holderIf you—like me—wondered what the real story of Moonlight Graham was while watching Field of Dreams, here is the answer to all your questions. You will be happy that you took the time to learn the truth about the at-bat that never came and the rest of a fascinating life.John Feinstein, author, sportswriter, and sports commentatorIm so happy that Brett Friedlander and Bob Reising wrote this book, because when I did my research on Doc Graham for Shoeless Joe, I simply made up what I didnt know.
Thats the good thing about being a fiction writer. But you cant do that with a biography. I was so excited to read Chasing Moonlight, because now I know the rest of Docs story.W. P. Kinsella, author of Shoeless JoeIn Chasing Moonlight, Brett Friedlander and Robert Reising prove that truth is more interesting than fiction. The real-life Moonlight Graham didnt play just a half-inning for John McGraws New York Giants, as depicted in Field of Dreams. Neither did he retire from baseball after his lone major league appearance.
Rather, he became a fan favorite during a noteworthy professional career, all the while juggling baseball with medical residencies.Grahams life apart from baseball was just as eventful. He was a physician who sat with patients through epidemics and wrote a blood pressure study that was required reading at medical schools worldwide. But he was also a failed inventor and small-town character who built perpetual-motion machines and filled his home with tennis balls and empty oatmeal boxes.W. P. Kinsella rescued Moonlight Graham from the scrap heap in his novel Shoeless Joe. Field of Dreams made him famous.
Now, Chasing Moonlight establishes him as a man.