This one is out of print. I bought it new, in 1995 according to the Borders sticker. While Robert Bausch is a "literary" novelist, Gorman Bechard is more of a pop fiction writer (he's also a filmmaker). I find it hard to remember what I had for dinner yesterday so I can't give you much on a book I read over 20 years ago other than that I recall liking it and have saved it all this time.
Anybody read any similar "sports fantasy" books? I know there's a fictional account of Bill Veeck's fielding an all black team before Jackie.