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  • Posted May 18, 2010

    Buy This Book!

    In the book " The boy who saved baseball" the main character is Tom Gallager. Tom probably wants nothing to do with anything if it doesn't involve baseball. The only thing Tom wants to do is to play baseball. The only problem is that he doesn't have a place to play. Well, he did but it's going to get destroyed by builders. The boys have tried everything to convince the builders not to build. Soon a boy named Santa Cruez rides in on horseback and he has a plan. The plan is that the boys will play a game trying to win the field. So the boys play the game and Tom was the winning hit for the boys. They were able to get the field back also.

    My personal opinion about this book is I liked it a lot I liked this book for many reasons. The first reason is that the author used a lot of good detail. Using a lot of good detail is key for an author. Finally the book was about baseball and I love baseball. When I read books about things I like I am able to make connections easier. This is good because I can comprehend the book better. Some connections I made with the book are that people might have to convince someone to do something. This is a connection because I convinced people a lot. The main theme in this book is that people might not be able to get what they want. This means they have to keep trying and never give up. A recommendation for this book is that if you like baseball you should read the book.

    Connor

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  • Posted January 11, 2009

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    The Boy Who Saved Baseball

    This story is by John H. Ritter. It is an exciting and fun read. The story takes place in a small town in California. The town's land is highly prized and wanted by several land owners. The owner of the land is an older gentleman named Doc. Doc has lived in the town for his entire life, but is very short on money. He has to make a choice as to keep the land or sell it. A young boy by the name of Tom hears about this problem and decides to pay a visit to Doc. Once he gets there he tries his best to persuade Doc into keeping the land. Tom doesn't want the land sold because he loves the town. At a town meeting, Doc makes up his mind. He chooses to solve the problem with an old fashioned game of baseball. The game will be between the Tom's baseball team and the wealthy land owners. If Tom's team wins, then the land will stay as it is and Doc will send the land owners packing. If the land owners win, in will come the bulldozers. So it is a "stay or go" situation for the town. <BR/> I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys sport books and excitement.<BR/> I enjoyed this book and I believe you will too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2007

    The Boy Who Saved Baseball, Or did he?

    This book is about a town in the country named Dillontown which is in California. In Dillontown there is a man named Doc who owns a lot of land. He is debating whether or not he should sell the land to other people outside of Dillontown to make Dillontown grow, but many people in the town don¿t want that. Doc says that if the towns little league baseball team wins their big game than he won¿t sell the land, but if the team looses than doc will sell the land and the town will eventually become a city. The team is working hard, but their still not good enough to beat their competitors until a stranger called Cruze who is an outstanding baseball player comes to play on the team. Then they get help from the best former baseball player named Dante Del Gato. Now the team looks like they might have a chance to save the town of Dillontown. This book had some good qualities and bad. One thing I liked about the book was that after you had to stop reading you wanted to keep reading because it was so exiting. Another thing that I liked was the message that it sent. If you work hard anything is possible. One thing that I disliked about the book is how the author would sometimes use Spanish words in the text. The author would also talk about one topic at the beginning of the chapter and then start to talk about something totally different. This book was written by John H Ritter and so fare this book is not part of a series. If you like to read sports books with action that this is the book for you. This book also reminded me of the movie Bad News Bayers because in both the movie and the book have underdog baseball teams who become great and beat the best team that they will have to play. That is all that I can say with out giving the ending of the book away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2006

    it is good

    If you realistic fiction books and baseball then the book The Boy Who Saved Baseball is right for you. It is full of surprise, excitement, puzzlement and worry while reading this book. While reading you¿ll find you¿re self in a little town called Dillowtown in Colorado. There you¿ll find some amazing characters like Cruz who is anxious. On the other hand there is Tom who is obnoxious and daring. There is also a mysterious ball player called Del Gato. All the team is involved in playing baseball for their field. If they lose their field will turn to a fountain, if they win it will be theirs for ever. Will they win? Will they find more about the mysterious Del Gato? Answer all of your questions by getting a copy of The Boy Who Saved Baseball.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2004

    The Boy Who Saved baseball

    The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter is a fiction book that takes place in a little town of Dillon town. This story is about a boy named Tom Gallagher who opened is big mouth and made him and his friends play the game of there life. Tom thinks that they don¿t have a chance to win until they get a visit from a stranger named Cruz de la Cruz who teaches them the secret of hitting a baseball. Tom does not think this is enough so they go and get help from the man who left the pro¿s for no reason, Dante Del Gato. Tom thinks that they can¿t lose anymore, until the day of the game were their best player, Cruz de la Cruz leaves. Tom thinks that there is no chance to win but their coach told them that they couldn¿t give up. I think this is a good book John H. Ritter really keeps you hooked on his story, this is the first book I read that John H. Ritter wrote but I know is not the last. The Boy Who Saved Baseball is a wonderful book, because it is about baseball and has a writing style that I can understand. The story has an energetic story line that makes you fell like your watching the game. This book can be read by people from age ten and up or people who have a passion for baseball.

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