Many of those mentioned still come to watch and are part of the LumberKings organization. In the acknowledgements section, Clinton general manager Ted Tornow is the first name mentioned.
“He was a young man who had this idea,” Tornow said. “When he came into my office with that idea, I hought here’s a young guy trying to make it... what a great idea. He basically became a member of our staff.”
According to Tornow, nothing was off limits for the recent Masters grad. He hasn’t read the book yet, but added, “What I’ve gotten from it is that he melded the club, this team and the city together well.”
“Class A” can be found at national book chain stores and locally at the Clinton LumberKings office at Ashford University Field. Mann added he didn’t expect so much acclaim to come, but in the first month since it hit stores, he’s been reviewed by several national publications.
“It’s been really surprising,” he said. “It was a book that meant a lot to me, but I expected it to be ignored by and large.”
As for his next literary work, Mann said he’s contemplating more non-fiction and is interested in writing about his family.