This final game of the season had a heart-stopping finish to it. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, a man on third, the Kansas City crowd standing and shouting their lungs out, the Royals were on the verge of tying the score. But then there was a pop-up and the game was over. The Giants and their fans breathed a giant sigh of relief before they erupted with total JOY.
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Baseball is not just a sport for Joseph Sutton; it’s a way of life. In his new book, “San Francisco Giants: A Fan’s Journal 2010, 2012, 2014,” he chronicles the three Giants World Series seasons as well as the relationship with his son and its progression as he coached his son’s Little League teams over two decades ago.
Joseph Sutton reading and discussing The Years the Giants Won the Series
Called a “love letter to baseball” by national radio sports show host Damon Bruce, what inspired you to write about the Giants? Answer: I’m an avid Giants fan, and since I’m a writer, many times I kill two birds with one stone by not only watching the games on TV but by writing my reaction to them as the game unfolds.
The YEARS the Giants Won the Series
“Joseph Sutton’s “San Francisco Giants: A Fan’s Journal” is a wonderful, wonderful book. It’s not just the celebration of the San Francisco Giants winning three World Series championships in five years, it’s also the celebration of being a father and a son.” —John Rothmann, radio talk show host
“Joseph Sutton’s “San Francisco Giants: A Fan’s Journal” chronicles three championship seasons. The hook of it is not only a succinct journal of San Francisco’s three World Series titles in five years, but it’s also interwoven with Sutton’s experiences coaching his son’s Little League teams more than twenty years ago.” —Marty Lurie, KNBR-AM radio sports show host
“As a father of an 11-year old Little Leaguer, I find Joseph Sutton’s “San Francisco Giants: A Fan’s Journal” truly remarkable. It’s touching what he writes about his own son as a Little Leaguer. This book is a gem.” —Richard Vogel, psychologist
“Joseph Sutton has created a rare story that everyone will want to read — kids, adults, baseball fans, anyone who wants to know that with a little pluck and perseverance we all could end up in first place.” —George Samsa, Amazon book reviewer
“What a great idea Joseph Sutton has, combining the San Francisco Giants’ three World Series championship seasons with reflections on coaching his son’s Little League teams over two decades earlier.” —Bernie Schneider, author of Glory and Heartbreak: The History of Intercollegiate Men’s Basketball in the SF Bay Area