How great is this photograph?
That's my Uncle Sal, the real-life model for baseball star Victor Ambrosio from my novel "Shepherd Avenue."
He won a baseball scholarship to NYU, and as you can probably tell from this photograph, he could give a baseball quite a ride.
Sal had a much better life than Vic - a longtime marriage, three sons and a bunch of grandchildren.
But there's a sweet surprise for Victor Ambrosio in "Return To Shepherd Avenue," which comes out in June.