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Bang the Drum Slowly Setting & Symbolism

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Bainbridge, Georgia

Bainbridge is the nearest actual town to Bruce's birthplace. He is a local celebrity since he is a baseball hero.

Mill, Georgia

Mill is the name of Bruce's official birthplace, but it is not so much a town , but rather just Bruce's parents' house and a broken-down mill. The pace of life there is unbelievably slow.

The New York Mammoths

The Mammoths are the fictional baseball team that Bruce and Henry play for. They end up winning the World Series.

The Southpaw

"The Southpaw" is the name of the previous book, which comes before "Bang the Drum Slowly". Henry often refers to having written it, although it was actually written by Mark Harris, the real author of both books.

600 Dollars

600 Dollars is the name that Holly and Henry call their unborn baby. They are sure that it will be a boy, and a successful baseball player...

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