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Jay Henry Peterson
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A Young Pitcher
George Grant is a 15-year-old farm boy who is struck by lightning while helping his dad with the summer harvest. His dad is killed but George survives with burns on his arms and back. When the burns heal George and his younger brother Roy resume their baseball practices. That fall George is a high school sophomore and his goal is to pitch for the high school baseball team…
A Hitting Pitcher
George Grant is a farm boy who is struck by lightning while helping his dad harvest grain. His dad is killed, but George recovers with lingering effects that cause him to get tingles in his hands and arms whenever he throws a baseball or lifts anything heavy. The tingles make him stronger and give him great speed and accuracy when pitching a baseball. His vision is also affected and he now sees a baseball in flight moving like it is in slow motion…
The Vintage Rookie
In the summer after George graduates an essential farm worker leaves and George is unable to find a replacement. George must forego college and give up his dream to play professional baseball. Keeping the farm running is the top priority. His brother Roy is still in high school. It takes more than a year to find a replacement farm worker and by then George and Marcy Caldwell, his high school sweetheart, are married and managing the farm as a successful family business.
The Perfect Rookie
George was struck by lightning as a teenager. The doctors said the tingles in his arms and hands would fade away as he recovered. That was almost 40 years ago. He’s 55 and still has them. The tingles were initially known to his family, a few close friends and the doctors who examined him. Now only his wife Marcy, his brother Roy and Roy’s wife Sally know about them. Marcy has always been able to sense and feel them in George’s arms and hands. He doesn’t understand how she can. No one else, not even the doctors, could do that…
The Amazing Player
When George was 15 he was struck by lightning. Doctors said the residual tingles in his arms and hands would soon fade away. George is 55 and he still has them. The only people who know that are his wife, his brother and his brother’s wife.
The tingles give George extra strength and greater accuracy when he pitches a baseball. He rarely throws anything but a strike. His vision was affected by the lightning strike and he sees a baseball moving through the air like it’s in slow motion. Nothing else is affected. When he swings a bat at a baseball he always gets a hit…