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Title For Love of the Game Author Michael Shaara Date of publication 1991 Publisher Ballantine Books Type of fiction Romance- Drama Summarize the plot in fewer than 100 words For Love of the Game takes the reader trough long time Detroit Tigers pitcher Billy Chapels final game The morning leading up to the last game of the season Billy is given the disappointing news that he is going to be traded at seasons end Feeling betrayed by the organization Billy still goes out to the ballpark and proceeds to pitch the game Through the course of the game he thinks back on some of the happier times in his life in which he spent time with his girlfriend Carol who he has not heard from in some time Being too involved with his memories of Carol Billy does not realize that he is pitching a perfect game Setting of the plot Present day New York Characterization effect- Billy is described as a dedicated baseball player who plays as the title indicates for love of the game In an era when all athletes are worried about their contracts and paychecks Billy plays baseball because he enjoys it As well as being dedicated to his job Billy is also very loyal to his team After hearing he was going to be traded he could have very easily not shown up to the game or lost it on purpose Instead he went out to pitch and his hard work payed off in the form of a perfect game Tone or mode For a baseball fan this book is as good as it gets It is a very exciting book that keeps the reader on the edge of his seat wondering if Chapel will complete
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