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Swing for the Fences

ISBN: 9781634899406
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Gregory Bancroft
Trim: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Published: 6/13/2017

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 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 need to 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.


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.


"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

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