While the subject is the two sides of the story of the Mike Coolbaugh tragedy, a new book by S.L. Price offers insight into the world of minor league baseball.
“Heart of the Game: Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America,” tells the story of Coolbaugh, who died when he was hit by a foul ball, and the batter who hit that ball, Tino Sanchez Jr. In telling the story, Price documents the lives of players, coaches, and scouts.
The book documents the commitment required to play or otherwise work in a professional sport.
In telling the tragic story, the book also documents the strong support system of the families of the two men as well as the coaches and players they worked with.