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Heroes of Baseball: The Men Who Made It America's Favorite Game
Contributor(s): Lipsyte, Robert (Author)

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ISBN: 0689867417     ISBN-13: 9780689867415
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
OUR PRICE: $21.24  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: March 2006
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Annotation: Filled with photos, anecdotes, and tantalizing insider scoops about the nicknames of such legendary baseball players as Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle, and Babe Ruth, this volume presents the history of baseball through the stories of some of its most influential players.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Personal Memoirs
- Biography & Autobiography | Sports
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2005010841
Age Level: 10-13
Grade Level: 5-8
Lexile Measure: 1080(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.55" H x 10.24" W x 10.32" (1.45 lbs) 92 pages
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Glossary, Ikids, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Awards: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Recommended, Ten to Fourteen, 2007
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 02/15/2006 pg. 186
Booklist 02/15/2006 pg. 94
Publishers Weekly 03/20/2006 pg. 57
School Library Journal 04/01/2006 pg. 158
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2006 pg. 409 - Recommended
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2006 pg. 414 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 105276
Reading Level: 7.4   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 4.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
TY COBB. CHRISTY MATHEWSON. SHOELESS JOE JACKSON. BABE RUTH. LOU GEHRIG. JACKIE ROBINSON. JOE DIMAGGIO. MICKEY MANTLE. WILLIE MAYS. DUKE SNIDER. TED WILLIAMS. CURT FLOOD. ROBERTO CLEMENTE. HANK AARON.

Their names echo through the halls of time and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Their feats are legendary. They never quit, and they never backed down. They inspired generations of Americans to push themselves to do their very best. They were, and remain, the heroes of baseball.

Hitting monster home runs, pitching perfect games, making impossible catches, and stealing home during the World Series -- these are the kinds of feats that turn baseball players into baseball "superstars". But it takes more than great feats to become a hero of the game.

Every generation needs its own heroes, and in each generation that need is answered differently. Heroes reflect the times and societies in which they live and work. The impact made by baseball's heroes affects the way our society perceives itself, as well as the goals we set for ourselves and for our nation. Award-winning sportswriter Robert Lipsyte presents his vision for who the heroes of the game are, and what they did to achieve their legendary status.


Contributor Bio(s): Lipsyte, Robert: - Robert Lipsyte is the author of The Contender and its two sequels, The Brave and The Chief. The Contender was one of the first novels to take a realistic look at teenagers and has been required reading in many American school systems for more than thirty years. Recognizing the importance of that book as well as his other works, ALA honored Lipsyte with the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 2001. For decades, Lipsyte was an award-winning sports reporter for the New York Times. Born and raised in New York, Lipsyte is a lifelong fan of baseball. In fact, as a young sportswriter covering the city's new franchise in 1962, Lipsyte briefly tried out for the New York Mets. He refers to it as "a great learning experience." Lipsyte's other sports books for young adults include biographies of Jim Thorpe, Joe Louis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mr. Lipsyte still lives in New York City.
 
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