The '51 Rocks by Matt Musson
Approx. 28,140 words.
Published on April 6, 2011.
Based on the true story of the losingest team in baseball. Batboy Bobby McRainey relates the day to day struggles of a last place ball club and whites only baseball. But, when the owner signs 5 Negro Leaguers and integrates Southern Baseball, Bobby discovers that even losing teams have immortal moments.
"...perhaps a Denzel Washington movie in this novel" --Publishers Weekly