Author James Dayboch’s new book “Ball of Lies” is an evocative story woven around the secret truth behind the mythologized origins of America’s favorite pastime

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Recent release “Ball of Lies” from Page Publishing author James Dayboch is a fascinating novel inspired by the true history of baseball. This incredible story exposes an elite cadre of luminaries who crafted a false narrative that has misled generations of fans in America and around the world.

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James Dayboch, a Vietnam veteran and lifelong baseball fan who spent a large portion of his career in leadership positions at a high-tech Fortune 100-sized company, founded a consulting firm and a CPA practice, has served as volunteer and/or trustee for a variety of charitable and fraternal organizations, is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and various other museums, libraries, societies, and research centers, and, although a forever Twins fan, roots for the Red Sox and against you-know-who with his son, Anthony, has completed his new book “Ball of Lies”: a compelling story that keeps the pages turning until the thought-provoking conclusion.
The author writes, “Why would respected and famous Americans risk their reputations to create a web of deceit to fabricate, promote, and defend the myth that Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown, New York? Further, if not Doubleday, then who did invent baseball

Contrary to what many people still believe, the Doubleday myth is completely false. Based on a true story, this book describes the circumstances leading up to the creation of the myth by influential figures and the efforts of a librarian to expose the truth.

Although major league baseball serves as a portion of the backdrop, this incredible story has little to do with understanding how to play the game. Rather, it reports on the inconsistencies inherent within the American psyche. People associated with this tale include nationally prominent politicians, previous major figures from baseball and other sport, royalty from abroad, leaders of industry, and other historical figures of note, such as Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, and Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. Whether you’re a history buff, sports fan, bibliophile, student of business strategy, or enjoy reading some fun stories from international destinations and any of several places across America, ranging in size from Cedar Rapids to St. Paul to Washington DC, Chicago, and New York City, this book is for you.

In novel form, the telling of the story places circumstances and related events into a striking historical perspective, where much of what is contained herein appears in print for the first time. Being a knowledgeable sports fan won’t help you here, and the reader who thinks Americans, in general, are philosophically superior to people of other nations in all ways may wish to reconsider that perspective. As to the importance and prevalence of truth—that question is left for the reader to determine. This book only addresses the mystery associated with the Ball of Lies.”

Published by Page Publishing, James Dayboch’s engrossing book is a superb choice for avid baseball fans and American history buffs alike.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Ball of Lies” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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