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Outskirts Press Announces Mickey Mantle Is Going To Heaven, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Baseball - History Book from Sewaren, NJ Author Fritz Peterson

Sewaren, NJ, August 10, 2009 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Mickey Mantle Is Going To Heaven by Fritz Peterson, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 6.14 x 9.21 Paperback in the Baseball - History category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $19.95. Mickey Mantle Is Going To Heaven is also available in its 6.14 x 9.21 Hardback w/ jacket edition for $24.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

In the 1960s in New York City, every young boy dreamed of playing for the Yankees. The difference was that Fritz Peterson was born with a pitcher’s arm that would take him to “the Show.” In his rookie year, in 1966, Peterson had the opportunity to play with Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Then he made a name for himself—both on the field and off.

Like so many of his colleagues, Peterson was a prankster; and as his story unfolds, we are given a home plate look into the quirks and foibles of his time with such baseball greats as Whitey Ford, Thurman Munson, Jim Bouton, Bobby Murcer, Joe Pepitone, and Mel Stottlemyre. In 1973, Peterson was involved in what Sports Illustrated called the most highly publicized trade in all of sports history —when he and a teammate traded wives. The storm of negative publicity and disapproval damaged his career. But whether in his very public years as a baseball player or in his later, private struggle with prostate cancer, Fritz Peterson continued to seek “salvation” and ultimately came to understand the truth of God’s Grace.

Deftly constructed at 227 pages, Mickey Mantle Is Going To Heaven is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Baseball - History category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Mickey Mantle Is Going To Heaven meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $19.95 and $24.95, respectively.

Additionally, Mickey Mantle Is Going To Heaven can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432743840
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 Paperback
SRP: $19.95

ISBN: 9781432746735
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 Hardback w/ jacket
SRP: $24.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the Author

Fritz Peterson was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on February 8, 1942. He grew up in the Chicago area where he graduated from Northern Illinois University, earning three degrees. He signed with the New York Yankees out of college and went on to become the best pitcher of all time in earned run average (ERA) in historic Yankee Stadium. Today he travels from New York to Colorado raising money for prostate cancer research, and writes books about the grace of God.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.


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