The Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves

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by Mark Stewart, James L. Gates
     
 

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The Braves' history goes back to 1871. They have been called the Red Stockings, the Beaneaters, the Braves, the Bees, then back to the Braves and have played in Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta. Rich in baseball folklore, The Atlanta Braves chronicles the team's long history in a digestible manner and profiles King Kelly, Warren Spahn, Hank Aaron, Greg Maddux, Chipper

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The Braves' history goes back to 1871. They have been called the Red Stockings, the Beaneaters, the Braves, the Bees, then back to the Braves and have played in Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta. Rich in baseball folklore, The Atlanta Braves chronicles the team's long history in a digestible manner and profiles King Kelly, Warren Spahn, Hank Aaron, Greg Maddux, Chipper and Andruw Jones among others. This book is Chapter of the Team Spirit series.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - John D. Orsborn
As with other teams of Major League Baseball, the Atlanta Braves have a colorful history. Beginning as the Boston Red Stockings in the 1870s, they moved, Milwaukee then Atlanta, changed their name to the Braves, and during the late 1990 and early 2000 seasons were a force to be reckoned with in professional baseball. Author Mark Stewart brings together the history and story of this amazing team. Using good writing and solid information, the author provides young sports fans with a quality look at the Atlanta Braves. Photographs and illustrations included throughout the text enhance the amazing facts provided. Unlike many books about teams, Mark Stewart makes an effort to shed light on the great players who contributed and still contribute to the success of the Braves. A part of the "Team Spirit" series, Mr. Stewart's book illustrates the series' purpose of illustrating, "...that deep passion shared by the players and fans when they wear the same colors, watch the same scoreboard and cheer the same triumphs." Included are numerous sections of facts and player quotes, as well as sections for further exploration. This book provides fun and information to the young reader.
Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
It is always baseball season, as Stewart (sports enthusiast and collector of baseball memorabilia) explores Braves history, games, and players in the "Team Spirit" series for young fans. The oldest professional team in baseball, the Braves began playing in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings. Since then, they have moved to Minneapolis (1953) and on to Atlanta in 1966—their stadium is now Turner Field near Atlanta. Braves wear uniforms in red, white, and blue with their names in script above a long red tomahawk, though Stewart does not discuss continuing controversy over their "Indian" logos, which Native Americans find offensive. The author highlights the 1914 and 1957 seasons, when the Braves won World Championships in both Boston and Milwaukee (beating the Yankees); as Atlanta Braves, they won again in 1995. Brief biographies introduce legendary players like nineteenth-century slider King Kelly, All-Star catcher Del Crandall, and home run king, Hank Aaron. More recent stars include pitcher Greg Maddux and, still playing, powerful hitter Brian McCann. The Braves have had multiple managers—as the greatest, Stewart nominates pioneer Harry Wright, baseball's first manager, and Bobby Cox, twice Manager of the Year. Special features include a focus on one exciting game in 1974 (when Aaron set a home-run record), memorable incidents from the Braves' past, and team spirit, symbolized by colors red, white, and navy and a 1958 Milwaukee pennant from Stewart's collection. Packed with color photos and old-time baseball cards, the book is enhanced by a Braves timeline, Fun Facts, and pithy quotations from Braves stars. Avid fans will enjoy a spread of statistics and "Extra Innings," instructions for locating a web page that will keep them up to date on Braves doings. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599530000
Publisher:
Norwood Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Team Spirit Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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The Atlanta Braves 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the worst books I have ever purchased from BN and it was bought as a gift for a close friend and avid Braves fan. I was so embarrassed to give it alone that I supplemented it with a box of candy. Very expensive for a child-like book that was maybe 50 pages. Mostly pictures, not enough story and very outdated. I'm very disappointed, but it was too late to return it and still have time or order something else so I gave it.