Mikel D. Smith Launches Marketing Campaign for ‘The Somerset Ball’

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Author writes of coming-of-age playing baseball

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In “The Somerset Ball: From Wiffle Ball to Brooks Stadium: A Journey to the 1970 KHSAA Tournament” (published by iUniverse), author Mikel D. Smith shares his memories of childhood and the role baseball played in his life. Now embarking on a marketing campaign to promote the book, he tells the story of the 1970 Tilghman High School baseball team that defied expectations to become a real contender.

Making it to the Kentucky State High School tournament, Smith shares his team’s 1970 season and provides a tribute to the great players across the state. With photographs, statistics, news accounts and personal memories, “The Somerset Ball” is a story about growing up in the Midwest and the lasting impact of sports.

“The book was written for all people who grew up in the 1960s, who enjoy or played youth sports, and my teammates at Paducah Tilghman. I hope that it will bring back good memories of that era for people throughout Kentucky,” says Smith.

“The Somerset Ball”
By Mikel D. Smith
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 300 pages | ISBN 9781491774366
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 300 pages | ISBN 9781491774359
E-Book | 300 pages | ISBN 9781491774373
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mikel D. Smith is a professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He grew up in Paducah and was a 1970 graduate of Paducah Tilghman High School, where he played baseball during his senior year. The great memories of his childhood and his love of sports inspired him to write this book.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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