Suicide Squeeze:A Novel Victor Gischler
The high spot of Teddy Folger´s life was the day in 1954 that he got an autographed baseball card from Joe DiMaggio himself. It´s been downhill ever since. Which is why he just unloaded his freeloading wife and torched his own comic-book store - in one of the stupidest insurance scams in history. Enter Conner Samson. The down-on-his-luck repo man has just been hired to repossess Teddy´s boat. Little does he know there´s a baseball card on board that some men are willing to kill for. Thus begins a rip-roaring cross-country odyssey - and with bodies piling up, the squeeze is on for the penultimate piece of Americana. And Conner will be lucky if he ends up back where he started: broke and (still) breathing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Wray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011455/bk_adbl_011455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs - specifically, anabolic steroids (APEDs) - provide a tempting competitive advantage for amateur baseball players. But this shortcut can exact a fatal cost on talented athletes. In his urgent book Suicide Squeeze, William Kashatus chronicles the experiences of Taylor Hooton and Rob Garibaldi, two promising high school baseball players who abused APEDs in the hopes of attracting professional scouts and Division I recruiters. However, as a result of their steroid abuse, they ended up taking their own lives.In Suicide Squeeze - named for the high-risk play in baseball to steal home - Kashatus identifies the symptoms and dangers of steroid use among teens. Using archival research and interviews with the Hooton and Garibaldi families, he explores the lives and deaths of these two young men, the impact of their suicides on MLB, and the ongoing fight against adolescent APED use by their parents.A passionate appeal to prevent additional senseless deaths by athletes, Suicide Squeeze is an important contribution to debates on youth and sports and on public policy.The book is published by Temple University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Berndt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135151/bk_acx0_135151_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.