Gene Moore

He was a baseball prodigy. At the age of fifteen, Gene Moore was a boy, playing like a man, in a game where men, play like boys.

Headed for baseball stardom with the Brooklyn Dodgers, his destiny was interrupted by
Pearl Harbor.
His life... and
maybe our
would be
forever altered.

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Savas Beatie LLC
Editorial Offices
P.O. Box 4527
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Voice: 916-941-6896 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F, PST)
Fax: 916-941-6895

Corporate Offices
521 Fifth Avenue
Suite 3400
New York, NY 10175

The book world changed significantly over the past decade, but our mission remains the same. We seek out and develop outstanding original military and general interest history manuscripts, and bring them to you in the form of quality books you will be proud to read, own, and keep for a lifetime.

We look forward to having you peruse our front and back list, get a feel for our books by reading excerpts. . .. . . and get comfortable with our authors by enjoying our in-depth interviews about their work, their lives, and their passion: great history!

Most of our titles are available signed by the author at regular retail price, and we offer exclusive group discounts for bulk orders.

We welcome your feedback and look forward to serving your needs.

Theodore P. Savas
Russel H. Beatie


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About Playing with the Enemy

"We are particularly pleased with the acquisition of the rights to publish Gary W. Moore's Playing with the Enemy: A Baseball Prodigy, a World at War, and a Field of Broken Dreams (September 2006), a rich and deeply moving book inspired by his father Gene's remarkable life. At just 15 years old, Gene was one of the country's leading catcher prospects in 1940. His budding career in the Major Leagues was cut short by Pearl Harbor and America's entry into WWII. Gene played ball with other professional athletes on the US Navy team in the Azores and North Africa, transferred back to America to guard German prisoners of war from a captured submarine, and taught the enemy how to play baseball!

Life threw Gene a wicked curve ball that sent him on a soul-searching journey through minor league baseball, an odyssey that ultimately derailed a career that could have been, but never was. His postwar catharsis was difficult, long in coming, but ultimately successful. Playing with the Enemy is the new millennium's extraordinary riches-to-rags-to-riches saga that will be especially loved by everyone who enjoyed The Rookie or The Natural. This book is about life, destiny, opportunity, family, and what a man does with a second chance. It is, quite literally, unforgettable. -- Theodore P. Savas, Managing Director, Savas Beatie LLC.

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