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Sometimes You See It Coming

Sometimes You See It Coming

(1993)
A novel by

 
Based in part on the life of baseball legend Ty Cobb, this book belongs in the pantheon of great baseball novels.

John Barr is the kind of player who isn't supposed to exist anymore. An all-around superstar, he plays the game with a single-minded ferocity that makes his New York Mets team all but invincible. Yet Barr himself is a mystery with no past, no friends, no women, and no interests outside hitting a baseball as hard and as far as he can. Not even Ellie Jay, the jaded sportswriter who can out-think, out-drink, and out-write any man in the press box. She wants to think she admires Barr's skill on a ballfield, but suspects she might be in love with a man who isn't really there.

Barr leads the Mets to one championship after another. Then chaos arrives in the person of new manager Charli Stanzi, well-known psychopath. Under Stanzi's tutelage, the team simply falls apart. Then Barr himself inexplicably starts to unravel. For the first time in his life, his formidable skills fail him, and only Ellie Jay and another can help - if he will let them. Hanging in the balance are his sanity, the World Series, and true love.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 1994 : USA Hardback
Title: Sometimes You See it Coming
Author(s): Kevin Baker
ISBN: 0-517-11814-9 / 978-0-517-11814-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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February 1993 : USA Hardback
Title: Sometimes You See It Coming
Author(s): Kevin Baker
ISBN: 0-517-59088-3 / 978-0-517-59088-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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Paperback Editions

June 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Sometimes You See It Coming: A Novel
Author(s): Kevin Baker
ISBN: 0-06-053597-0 / 978-0-06-053597-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Sometimes You See It Coming: A Novel
Author(s): Kevin Baker
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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