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Swing for the Fences

Show Up. Dig In. Suck Less.

Gregory Bangcroft

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.50" x 8.50"
  • ISBN: 9781634899406
  • Publication Date: 2017-06-13
  • Wise Ink Creative Publishing

Availability: Forthcoming, Due 06/2017

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Swing for the Fences

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How do you measure success? Baseball players, for instance, can fail seven out of ten times at the plate and go to the Baseball Hall of Fame. So why do you think you should bat 1.000?

Swing for the Fences draws on lessons from America’s greatest pastime to create a manual of practical tools for winning at the game of life. Navigating life’s challenges is never easy, but Greg Bancroft’s thoughtful and humorous writing will teach you how to give yourself a break and “suck less.”

In a clear, engaging style, Swing for the Fences guides you through being successful at home, at work, and in relationships. In the end, it’s not just about the home runs; it’s about how you approach stepping up to the plate.

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“Much in this book is how I try to approach the game with my players. The idea of ‘sucking less’ is so true, as you fail much more than you succeed in this game. For or a kid, it teaches you how to deal with failure and rid yourself of that ‘stinkin’ thinkin’ that so many carry with them.” —Joey Hale Coach of the 2012 Little League World Series Champions (and 2015 runner up), Goodlettsville, TN

“I’m so excited to see Swing for the Fences . . . it’s fabulous and right in line with books that dad and I are passionate about.” —Anita Oliva Owner and Business Consultant, Oliva Management LLC, M Design Interactive Inc. Tony Oliva Former star outfielder, batting champion, and All-Star for the Minnesota Twins

“As a baseball coach and a father of two boys who love baseball, Swing for the Fences reinforces my feeling that baseball is a great teacher of the game of life. The life lessons learned, from dealing with failures to relationships, provide an essential tool for young men to cope with the ever-changing world around them.” —Ryan Folmar Head Coach, Oral Roberts University baseball, Tulsa, OK

“An American pastime, baseball’s roots can be traced to ancient religious rituals. Greg Bancroft mines these depths, and demonstrates how the dynamics of baseball’s wisdom can apply to living a fulfilling life.” —The Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and ardent Red Sox fan

“The game of baseball is filled with stories of inspirational leaders, both in the dugout and on the field. Swing for the Fences illustrates how the examples set by them can be applied to everyday life.” —Bob Showers Author of Twins in the Dome, Twins at the Met, and Minnesota North Stars

Gregory Bangcroft

Greg Bancroft’s love for baseball was forged during summertime pickup games in his youth. Now, he shares his passion for the mythology, spirituality, and emotional journeys of our national pastime with family and friends across the country. Swing for the Fences is Greg’s second book; his first is Betsy’s Day at the Game, a Mom’s Choice award-winning children’s book illustrated by Katherine Blackmore. He currently resides in Nashville, TN, with his family.