A Drive into the Gap
A Drive into the Gap, in a nutshell, is s a story about baseball, fathers and sons, memory and identity, and an illness that can take memory and identity away in the blink of an eye.
In the book, author Kevin Guilfoile discovers that Roberto Clemente’s 3,000th hit bat might not be in the Baseball Hall of Fame… but might in fact have been hanging on his bedroom wall since he was a little kid. With his father suffering from Alzheimer’s, he sets off to figure out the truth.
The book is only 66 pages and due to Guilfoile’s tremendous storytelling, reads extremely fast.
I loved this book. It reminded me of why I love baseball, how each family memory is to be cherished, and what I missed out on in not having a father.
I can not sing the praises of this book enough and highly recommend it.