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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (172 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Harris Narrator: Edward Asner, Amy Pietz, and full cast Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Coming of age in America by way of the baseball diamond, left-hander Henry Wiggen grows to manhood in a right-handed world. From his small-town beginnings to the top of the game, Henry finds out how hard it is to please his coach, his girl, the sports page and himself - all at once. The first installation of a series which includes Bang the Drum Slowly, The Southpaw is a comic and poignant look at Henry Wiggen's first season in the majors. This full-cast production features Edward Asner, Kate Asner, Henry Harris, Ron West, Amy Pietz, Earl Brown, Armando Ortega, Rugg Williams, Eric Winzenried, Evan Gore, and Tom Virtue. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Matt | 1/2/2014

    " i am a huge baseball fan so i thought this book was awesome. it showed how much hard work and knowing the game helps you susceed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John | 11/2/2013

    " Probably closer to 3.5 stars. I liked the book and the story was very good....I guess it's the writing style that I didn't enjoy as much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andy Wiggins | 10/26/2013

    " Best baseball novel ever written. Period. Prequel to the more well known "Bang the Drum slowly". Robert De Niro starred in the movie version of this book. Also a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris Gager | 10/21/2013

    " I'm not at all sure I read this but the name Henry Wiggen sure rings a bell. If I did read it it must have been long ago. Date read is a guess. I just realized this: Henry Wiggen rings a bell because of the movie "Bang the Drum Slowly". Same author... Did I read this book? Only a maybe now... "

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About the Author
Author Mark Harris

Mark Harris has worked for many years as a writer and an editor covering movies, television, and books for Entertainment Weekly. He is the author of Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood. A graduate of Yale University, he lives in New York City with his husband, Tony Kushner.