Arthur Charles Voellinger
Born: 1941 in Belleville, Illinois.
Pen Name: Art Voellinger Connection to Illinois: Art Voellinger was born in Belleville and resides there today. Biography: Voellinger is a retired journalist after nearly sixty years of experience as a sportswriter, editor, and columnist. He graduated from St. Joseph's College (Ind.) in 1963 en route to a 32-year career as a high school English teacher-coach. After two years at Whitefish Bay (Wis.) Dominican, he taught at O'Fallon (Il.) from 1965-69 and returned there in 1976 for 26 more years before retiring in 2002. In addition, he was a sport writer, starting in 1957 with the ''Belleville News-Democrat''. From 1972-76, he was an associated editor for the St. Louis based ''The Sporting News''. From 1973-2005 he served as a sports copy editor for the ''St. Louis Post-Dispatch''. He also wrote columns for the ''Post-Dispatch/Suburban Journals'' from 1975 until retiring in 2011. Voellinger has published two sports fiction books, ''One Home Run'' in 2011 and ''Double Play'' in 2013.
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ISBN: 149170084X OCLC: 857967576 iUniverse, Inc., Bloomington, IN : 2013. Frank Slade could consider himself successful. At age thirty-seven, he is married to his high school sweetheart, the father of three children, and a dutiful employee at the Stag Brewery in his hometown of Ashville, Illinois. He served his country with honor in World War II. Even so, he does not feel satisfied. Success has failed to fill the emptiness within him. In high school, he was a baseball star known as one of the best players ever in Ashville. He carries that label into adulthood through the 1958 season of amateur baseball as the leader of the Ashville Champs. However, no matter how many home runs he hits, it isn't enough; his baseball dreams are bigger than the small-town team can fulfill. Plagued by never having the opportunity to play professional baseball, he wonders what elements of his game prevented him from being signed. Now, only time will tell how his baseball journey will end. - Provided by publisher.