-Iowa Baseball Confederacy


In his second novel, W.P. Kinsella returns to the two topics about which he mainly wrote: baseball and indigenous peoples.  Less known than his first novel, Shoeless Joe, Iowa Baseball Confederacy centers on an epic baseball game in which the 1908 Chicago Cubs played a team from the minor league Iowa Baseball Confederacy in a game that lasted for over 2,000 innings and for which there is no proof that it actually occurred. Main character Gideon Clark and best friend Stan Rogalski, a minor league baseball player with major league aspirations, slip through a crack in time to prove that the game actually happened. In the process, they experience tragedy and loss, and at the end of it all, oddly enough, there is hope.

W.P. Kinsella, 1935–2016
Iowa Baseball Confederacy
New York: Ballantine Books, 1987.

Lehigh University Catalog Record: https://asa.lib.lehigh.edu/Record/389820

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