Longtime VBL coach Mike Bocock hosts book signing Saturday for biography ‘Close to the Dirt’

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~ Press release provided by Lot’s Wife Publishing

LURAY — Lot’s Wife Publishing, an Augusta County-based company, announces the release of Close to the Dirt, a personal biography about the life of long-time Valley Baseball League manager Mike Bocock, the winningest manager in league history.

Written by local sports journalist Bill Meade, Close to the Dirt: Mike Bocock’s Journey through the Dugouts and Diamonds of the Shenandoah Valley, examines Bocock’s long, successful run as manager in the league and reveals his adventurous exploits from [youth] league, high school, college and adult life.

Close to the Dirt describes Bocock’s journey, showing his love of sport, love of family and love of life. Full of humorous stories, the book details Bocock’s coaching strategies, interesting characters and impactful personal losses.

Meet Bill Meade and Mike Bocock and get your own copy signed from 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at the Hawksbill Brewery, 22 Zerkel St., in Luray.

A portion of the proceeds from the book’s sales will go to the Woodstock-Edinburg Community Baseball organization to benefit local [youth] leagues and other charities.

To take advantage of a special pre-season discount,

please call or text (540) 244-5883 or (540) 421-3517 or email soccoach@hotmail.com.



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