Havana Heat : Deaf-mute pitcher Luther "Dummy" Taylor won 115 games for the New York Giants between 1900 and 1908. Darryl Brock's novel picks up Taylor's story in 1911, when Taylor is unsure of what to do with his life. He sets his sights on a return to the big leagues, working out with his brother in the evenings and wrestling with the decision to leave his wife temporarily to pursue his dream. Only when he's picked by his old Giants manager John McGraw for an exhibition trip to Havana, where the Giants face the renowned Cuban national team, does he discover what he has to offer after his pitching arm gives way to younger talent. In his new novel, Darryl Brock takes readers back to the glory days of baseball and Cuba to witness a great player's second chance.
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