One Season (in Pinstripes)

One Season (in Pinstripes)

A Memoir

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A true story about sports, faith, and redemption, compliments of one season with the New York Yankees.

Author William Fredrick Cooper has experienced the loss of employment, painful character assaults on his literary journey and the painful truth that he must reinvent his life. Humbling himself before God and allowing the painful process of spiritual and emotional growth, an amazing journey begins. Taking a job as a maintenance attendant during the inaugural season at the new Yankee Stadium, his dreams start to come true. Connecting with colleagues, celebrities and players while rekindling a childhood love of sports, Cooper moves on from pain and loss with a championship season for the ages. In One Season (in Pinstripes), Cooper blends a sportswriter’s command of facts, real-life perspectives from a spiritual standpoint, the inside knowledge of a historian and the passion of a believer in faith to weave a sensational tale of satisfaction of a fan who can realize the ultimate dream.
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  • Strebor Books | 
  • 448 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781593093549 | 
  • March 2011
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PROLOGUE: THE PLANS GOD HAS FOR YOU


Unlike many of the stories I have written in my past, this one starts with a real-life protagonist, William Fredrick Cooper, at church.

Cleaning a church.

Dreams that come true always start with obedience to the Most High, even when you don’t realize it.

But as with everything we do in life, only God knows the plans He has for all of us.

We’re the last to know, what He wants us to know, when He wants us to know.

Such was the case in December 2008, when I took on a temporary assignment as a sexton at my dwelling place, Harlem’s... see more

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