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What Brings America Together?

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In today’s media, America is portrayed as divided – by race, age, income, gender, religion, and definitely by politics.  But what unites us?  What brings Americans from all walks of life together?  The answer is baseball.

And nobody knows that better than Dave Stevens.  In the newly released book “America at the Seams” a baseball artwork storytelling project, Dave proudly represents his home state of Arizona.

Among other anecdotes, Dave shares how he earned the Arizona state high school record for most career walks as well as most walks in a single season.  “The irony of a man walking without legs can only be found in baseball,” says author Ethan Bryan.

Not only is Dave’s story featured in this gorgeous book, but the game balls from Dave’s hometown of Wickenburg  are part of an inspirational  work of art created by artist Nathan Rueckert.  It’s a 5-foot wide map of the United States from old, tattered baseballs obtained directly from 50 persons in 50 states with powerful stories of hope, perseverance, overcoming adversity, and how baseball definitively unites our country.

If  you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for a baseball fan, look no further than “America at the Seams.”


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