S. CHRIS SHIRLEY

Playing by the Book
Playing by the Book

MEANINGLESS FACTS ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF PLAYING BY THE BOOK

DISTRIBUTOR

ON THE JOYS OF LITTLE LEAGUE




Yes, it’s a complete cliché that the wall-eyed kid sucks at sports. Enough said, right? Well, no. I’ve got an axe to grind.


When I was in third grade, my mom suggested that my twin brother and I sign up for Little League. I insisted that I hated baseball but my mom encouraged me in her way saying, “You’re going to LOVE this! Just try it--what do you have to lose?”


After the first game--where I managed to strike out twice and miss every single ball that made it to right field--I told my mom that I knew now for sure that I didn’t like softball, but I appreciated her taking an interest in my development.


She replied, “Shirley’s are not quitters.”

S. Chris Shirley
Sports