"RACINE - A Racine native with a $650,000 book deal will visit with local readers at the library Tuesday night.
"Chad Harbach, author of 'The Art of Fielding,' will hold a book signing at 6:30 p.m. at the Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St.
"Harbach, a Racine native, graduated from St. Catherine's High School in 1993 and from Harvard University in 1997.
"Sports Illustrated, which ran an excerpt of the book in the Aug. 29 issue, said it was 'written with wit and grace and the true fan's eye and ear for the subtleties of the game ... the book will knock out baseball and literature fans alike.'"
Congratulations to Chad Harbach on his success. The book is his first and took him ten years to write, while juggling other jobs. That's an amazing amount of dedication and discipline.