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About the Author                                                                 

Eric C. Gray


Biography

Eric Gray is originally from Plainview, New York, and earned his Bachelor of Arts from SUNY New Paltz. In 1974, he came to San Francisco, began a thirty-nine-year career at the U.S. Department of Labor, met his future wife Lynn Rhodes, and never moved back to New York. His hobbies include rock and roll, following politics, playing and watching baseball and basketball, hiking, and hanging out with friends and family. He and his wife have two children, Rachel and David. All are baseball fans.

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From Bases to Bleachers, Introduction:

"I think you’ll find this to be a very different kind of baseball book. I love reading biographies, or books about teams, seasons, eras, or accomplishments. Like other baseball fans, I enjoy and remember the stats, and love good analysis. But this book is different. It’s from the fans’ perspectives (or players, or coaches, or umpires). It’s a human interest book in a baseball setting, rather than a baseball book. These are the stories of everyday folks like me, who aren’t in the public’s consciousness. I have been fortunate enough to get stories from some great, known writers, a couple of ballplayers, and a few other famous folks. But the essence of this book revolves around the experience that students, working people, and retirees have had regarding their love of our national pastime. I hope you laugh, cry a little, and shake your head in amazement at these stories, like I did."

 

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