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ANNOUNCEMENT -- I will be doing a number of book readings in the Mid-west at the end of August and early September .  Click here to get more information.
ANNOUNCEMENT: MY NEW BOOK 
BACKYARDS TO BALLPARKS IS NOW AVAILABLE!  IF YOU ENJOYED BASES TO BLEACHERS, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU!!!

In addition to the commercial sites above, you may order an autographed copy of the book directly from me.  Contact me at eric.baseballstories@gmail.com.

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The Stories Behind the Stories

Watch videos of me reading some of my favorite stories. Click the "Read More" button and scroll down.

About the Author                                                                 

Eric C. Gray


Biography

Eric Gray is originally from Plainview, New York and got his BA from SUNY New Paltz in 1974. He made his way to San Francisco and his first job with the Department of Labor became his life-long career. His passions are baseball, rock and roll, politics, conversation and most of all, family and friends. His wife, Lynn, daughter Rachel, son David, daughter-in-law Lisa and granddaughter Juliet are all 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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