As part of The Hudson Review’s New York area Writers-in-the-School’s program, editor Paula Deitz and Robert Schultz visit classrooms where Schultz discusses his essay “Hardball” with students and responds to their original work.

In his memoir essay, collected in Hudson’s coming-of-age anthology, Writes of Passage, Schultz describes his father’s instruction in turning the double play, when shortstop and base runner contend in a split-second showdown.