The Pitcher Sweeps The Amazon Board at #1

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William Hazelgroves come from behind novel The Pitcher is #1 in Amazon Kindle Ranking in teen and young adult sports, Urban fiction, and sports and hobbies.


Chicago, IL., June 12, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - Wililam Hazelgrove's novel The Pitcher published by Koehler Books has caught people by surprise with a #1 ranking in three very popular categories. The overall ranking of 756 out of a mllion books is seen as a sign the novel about about a Mexican boy with a golden arm and a broken down World Series pitcher who coaches him for the highschool team is on it's way to being a runaway Bestseller

The movie rights were sold to Gigantic Pictures two weeks before and with continued stellar reviews and word of mouth the crossover novels sales continue to mount. The Pitcher began as a Junior Library Guild Selection and then recieved rave reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, and School Library Journal. The gritty story of a Mexican boy with a dream to be a pitcher for his highschool team and an old World Series pitcher who coaches him conjures up The Natural and Bang the Drum Slowly.

"I knew I had the book from the intial reviews," Author William Hazelgrove said who has published four previous novels. "I just didnt know if the word would get out there." Hazelgrove has had other books selected for the Book of the Month Club and optioned for movies and hit the National Bestseller list for his second novel, Tobacco Sticks.
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