If you long for the days when baseball and football were played by those who had a true passion for the sports, and played with little or no compensation, then this book will take you back.
Back to the 1930’s and 40’s and the story of one young athlete, Guy Vitale, who had such promise in both football and baseball that the sportswriters were writing ‘It isn’t a question of whether he’ll turn pro, but only which sport he’ll pick.’ Guy was a smart, handsome New England youth loaded with talent, yet plagued with scant will-power to avoid the temptations which haunt most every athlete. More often than not, his faith in God brings him back around. Through it all, he maintains his grades and becomes a scholar as well, which leads to a surprising turn in his life later on.
His athletic career comes so close to the Big Leagues, but you’ll have to read the book to find out why he never quite makes it. You’ll be in for a treat of a story along with some amazing sports statistics on Guy as well as many other New England athletes of the day!
Tony Sacco, Vitale’s nephew, has authored two novels, The China Connection and Little Sister Lost. This is his first attempt at a biography, and he has written an interesting, riveting story, while laying to rest a family mystery: “What happened to Guy Vitale?”