A Shining Season: The True Story of John Baker by William J. Buchanan

By William J. Buchanan

"This isn't really your traditional account of a tender man's dying of melanoma, yet a full of life and unparalleled tale of John Baker's choice to go away scholars with newfound talents and self-confidence. . . . a extraordinary, uplifting tale of desire and resolution which just isn't missed."--Bookwatch

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For several minutes a carload of startled womenall wives of Baker's professorswatched wide-eyed as Baker's bare buttocks, whipped by an icy wind, receded into the night. <><><><><><><><><><><><> By 1963 Jack had left his pressure-cooker job in television for a less hectic position as manager of Albuquerque's Civic Auditorium. Polly, too, had sought a change. An accomplished guitarist and folk-singer, she had long entertained at her church, hospitals, schools and senior-citizen clubs. But with her children grown she found her usual hobbies weren't enough.

Johnson asked. "'Fallen arches,' they said. But I remember something else, now. During the examination the doctor told me I had a nodule on my left testicle. He asked if it bothered me. I told him I didn't even know it was there. He said it was nothing serious and not to worry about it. Honest-to-God. Even lately when I started feeling the lump I didn't connect it with that nodule. But it's the same. " He shook his head forlornly. The tumor had been discovered over two-and-a-half years earlierby a physician!

Grinning, he raised his hands above his head in a V-for-victory and broke the tapea winner by three seconds! Inspired by John's dramatic triumph the Lobos swept every following event, handing the demoralized Trojans their third-worst defeat in sixty-five years. To newsmen who gathered around John at the meet's end, a happy Hugh Hackett said, "Baker's never run a four-minute mile. " On April 4, 1965, the photo of John's beaming, arm-waving victory over Troy was front-page news. It was the capstone of his racing career.

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