At the Plate with... Ichiro

At the Plate with... Ichiro

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by Matt Christopher
     
 

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After playing the sport he loved in his home country of Japan for 17 years, Ichiro left in 2000 and joined the Seattle Mariners. Would Ichiro succeed in the world's most challenging baseball league? Includes black-and-white photos and players' statistics.See more details below

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After playing the sport he loved in his home country of Japan for 17 years, Ichiro left in 2000 and joined the Seattle Mariners. Would Ichiro succeed in the world's most challenging baseball league? Includes black-and-white photos and players' statistics.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-Ichiro Suzuki, the most famous star in his native country, came to the U.S. for the 2001 baseball season, was the first Japanese non-pitcher to play in the major league, and proved that he was one of the best ballplayers in the world. This entertaining biography describes that season in detail, and includes a brief history of baseball in Japan from the 1870s to the present. Suzuki's personality, determination, dedication to practice, cultural adjustments, and more are all discussed. A 10-page insert of black-and-white photos is included, along with two pages of stats and career highlights. The 2002 season is not discussed. The name Matt Christopher is featured prominently on the title page and cover.-Kate Kohlbeck, Randall School, Waukesha, WI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316136792
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
513,850
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1070L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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