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 Future Hall of Famer Noah Lawson

Future Hall of Famer Noah Lawson

Shoutout to Noah Lawson, a pitcher and third baseman in Kansas City who will be packing his own signed copy of #DiamondsFromTheDugout when he and his team head for Cooperstown next month for an awesome tournament and a visit to the Hall of Fame! I am told that Noah has read the book, has been sharing chapters on the lessons with some teammates, and is “packing the book so he can continue to read to the players.”

Not only that, but I am told “that he hopes you are still alive when he gets into the Baseball Hall of Fame so you can write a chapter on him.” Alas, I doubt I will still be one of the 500 or so BBWAA voters if and when he appears on the ballot in a few decades (Class of 2040?), but those are the kind of positive vibes you will get if you read this book based on my interviews with 115 legends.

Noah, make sure your teammates, coaches and family/friends pick up a signed copy of their own when they visit the Hall of Fame! I will be there at 1 pm ET on Wednesday, June 6, to lead off the annual Hall of Fame Authors Series. An hour-long discussion of #DiamondsFromTheDugout will happen in the Bullpen Theater that day, followed immediately by a signing session in the Library Atrium.

Anyone shopping for Father’s Day, remember what Cal Ripken Jr. called this book “the perfect gift for any fan.”

Official Site: http://marknewmanbooks.com

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Diamonds-Dugout-Baseball-Remember-Greatest/dp/168157067X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515423268&sr=8-1&keywords=diamonds+from+the+dugout

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/diamonds-from-the-dugout-mark-newman/1127118680?ean=9781681570679#/