The Pitcher Throws An Amazon Bestseller on Movie News

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William Hazelgoves novel The Pitcher hit the #1 #2 and #3 spots on Amazon for young adult and Hispanic fiction. The story of a Latino boy coached by World Series pitcher for a highschool team took off after movie rights were sold to Gigantic Pictures to produce.

Chicago, IL, May 26, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - William Hazelgrove's novel The Pitcher captured the #1 spot in  for young adults in sports and Hispanic fiction. The story of  a Mexican American boy with a golden arm and a broken down World Series pitcher who coaches him to make the highschool team has been a steady seller and then took off when news that Gigantic pictures www.gigantic-pictures was signed to produce a film.

John Koehler of Koehler Books is estatic. "I always knew this book had legs but I didnt thnk it would take off so quickly. When the movie news broke it went to #1 and has stayed there for three days." William Hazelgroves fifth novel has been embraced by the Latino Community with the immigration issues at the heart of the novel. Latino LA.

The Pitcher was a Junior Library Guild Selection when it was published and has recieved stellar reviews from the Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist and Library Journal. "I really think of all my novels this is the one that coudl take off," William Hazelgrove says. "At the heart is just a really good story of someone with a dream who won't give up.
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