Home Game

Sometimes Life Can Be More Than Baseball

by Stephen R. Denison


Book Details

A minor league pitcher finds answers with the help of baseball

Atlanta Braves minor league pitcher, Brett Davies, has much to contemplate at the young age of 25. Coming back from a torn rotator cuff that slows his dream of major league stardom, he has completed his first post-injury season with their farm team in Greenville, South Carolina. But his success as their top relief pitcher does not lead to a call up to Atlanta at the end of the Greenville season. Did the Braves executives think his repaired shoulder wasn’t good enough for major league competition? He needed answers and would go to Atlanta to meet with their general manager to find them. But Brett has more on his mind than baseball. Raised by a single mom, he had never been allowed to meet his father. Brett never knew why. His mother just told him, “It’s not possible.” And at age 25, Brett wonders if he will ever find the right girl to spend the rest of his life with. No current girlfriend, with none on the horizon, had both Brett (and his mother) concerned. But things were about to rapidly change. The following season Brett finds himself assigned to the Braves minor league team in Rome, Georgia as a player coach. A series of random events brings new people and new challenges into Brett’s life. Would they also lead him to the answers he needed to find his way home?


About the Author

Stephen R. Denison

Steve Denison is a 1970 graduate of Duke University, a former professional baseball player and (several years later) a marathon runner. He currently resides in Mint Hill, North Carolina as a semi-retired accounting manager who aspires to be a full time golfer and senior softball player. Home Game is Denison’s first novel, but after pitching a baseball from age 8 to 55 he’s confident he knows what he is writing about. Denison and his wife Pam (a Tarheel fan) have been together for over 45 years where they have tried to be civil during Duke-UNC battles, and have somehow acquired 5 children, 16 grands, and 10 great grands during their time together.