Friday, June 15, 2007

Author Rewrites His Life, Sports History

BOCA RATON, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – You can try to re-write baseball history, but you might wind up in an ambulance for it.

That’s the call from author Howard Camerik who penned The Curse Of Carl Mays (, a fictional story with a twist on the legendary baseball death caused by an unlucky pitch in 1920 from Yankee Carl Mays.

In the book, Camerik has an ambulance go back in time to save the ill-fated player from his final inning, but in real life Camerik himself ended up in the hospital after getting ready to pitch his new book.

This one comes out of left field all right.

Says Camerik: “I back-pedaled for a pop fly and got knocked unconscious in a collision during a baseball game. When I woke up, I realized I was in an ambulance and living my book.”

But Camerik scored extra points for his book by doing some research on ambulances during the ordeal and asking his medics questions.

He says, “When I told them I had written this, they thought I needed a neurological exam.”

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