If you are sitting there as a grandparent and worried about a grandson, I can’t blame you. When I was a young parent, I had endless energy and confidence. As life goes on, sometimes that confidence gets shaken and certainly the energy isn’t what you’d like!  Every boy needs a good dad, but it also helps to have a good grandfather. A boy needs lots of support. And that can be worrisome at times. But we need to stop worrying and do something about it.

Truly, a young boy becomes a man over several years. And often there are a million different tiny steps that can be made to help get him there.  At Sporting Chance Press we promote the good in sports and one of our recent books is called Baseball’s Winning Ways. We hope this book can be one of those steps for you.

Many of us learned life lessons from playing the game of baseball because the basic fundamentals of the game or principles have teaching points that contribute to becoming a man. The baseball principles or what we called The 10 Commandments of Baseball in our 2008 book are simple statements that have been part of teaching the game for 100 years. These commandments are taught in every decent program, but few people know their origin.

This past year we put together Baseball’s Winning Ways for teenage boys and tied a lot of good stuffs that can be read, understood, and practiced.

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Baseball’s Winning Ways is written for enjoyment, inspiration, and information by the author of The 10 Commandments of Baseball, J. D. Thorne. Winning Ways explores baseball history and high profile players both current and past. American history highlights provide a more complete point of reference. The drama of the game, its history, baseball superstitions, statistics explained, and more provide features of interest to all fans from age 12 on up.

The central theme of the book is baseball’s winning ways, those principles essential to the game itself that naturally values that parents, grandparents, teachers and coaches want to pass down that are as important now as ever. All fans will love Baseball’s Winning Ways.

The last portion of the book includes learning aids: a quiz, discussion questions, a glossary, an exercise on virtues used by Ben Franklin, and extras that make the book especially relevant and useful. As the book moves quickly through time with the story of the game–photographs, and profiles offer plenty of interesting reading for the fan at home. A great read for adults also, Winning Ways is also a wonderful book for home, schools, home-schooling, and libraries. Readers will find baseball topics that take them to new places and interests. Rounding out the books attractions are “Curveball Quiz” illustrations by illustrator Bill Potter that are reminiscent of classic baseball cards that entertain and challenge readers’ knowledge.

Parents and grandparents will enjoy this book as much as their children and grandchildren. Author J. D. Thorne is an attorney who has promoted the good in baseball throughout his life in his writings, speaking, and his personal involvement with those in the game at every level.