You may know him as the investigative reporter and producer for On The Money but CBS 13’s Mike Luery has another side you probably haven’t seen. Mike is also an author – and his new book Baseball Between Us launches March 1.
Baseball Between Us is the story of a father/son road trip Mike took with his son Matt, to visit every Major League Baseball stadium. It took 16 years and 43,000 miles to visit 32 ballparks (including new and old parks for the Twins and the Mets). Mike and Matt got into lots of arguments over wake up time, bedtime and music on the radio (Matt likes rap, Mike loves rock), but somehow they survived.
Along the way they met several Major League ballplayers and Mike did interviews with Dave Stewart of the Oakland A’s/Toronto Blue Jays; Bernie Williams of the Yankees; Maury Wills and Wes Parker of the Dodgers; and Ed Sprague, who is now the head baseball coach at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, after winning two world championships for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Baseball Between Us is more than just a sports story. Beneath all the baseball banter is a story about an evolving father/son relationship. It’s a story about growing up and the dynamic of traveling on the road with a “terrible teen” who uses “sleeping in” as a weapon to frustrate a dad whose greatest fear is missing the first pitch of a ballgame.
Baseball Between Us is also a travelogue filled with stories about visits to the famous St. Louis Arch, Ft. McHenry in Baltimore and even a crash landing in a hot air balloon in South Dakota. The book has a segment called Baseball Bullets that offers fun, family-friendly places to visit in every Major League city.
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And if you’d like to meet Mike at a book signing event, here’s the schedule.