My Father's Game: Life, Death, Baseball (Paperback)
During his long baseball career, Del Wilber caught for the Red Sox, Cardinals and Phillies; managed 6 minor league teams; scouted for 4 major league clubs; and served as third base coach for the Senators. Written by his son, Rick, this elegant memoir recalls Wilber's life from the unique perspective of a son who grew up in major league dugouts, experienced the joys and hardships that go along with having a big-league dad, and served as his father's caregiver after he became terminally ill. The book is a moving account of the major leaguer's life and the emotionally exasperating ordeal of caring for a dying parent.
Rick Wilber is a journalism professor at the University of South Florida. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.