Batboy on the Worst Team Ever!

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The amazing true story of the losingest team in baseball - and the very first ball club to break the color barrier in the Old South!

Through the long hot summer of 1951, the Graniteers sweat out a 14 - 96 season and 10 Year old Bobby McRainey relates the day to day struggles as batboy on a losingest team ever!

New coaches, a name change and even 'Black Cat Night at Granite Falls Stadium' cannot change the Graniteers' luck. And, when Bobby finds...

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Overview

The amazing true story of the losingest team in baseball - and the very first ball club to break the color barrier in the Old South!

Through the long hot summer of 1951, the Graniteers sweat out a 14 - 96 season and 10 Year old Bobby McRainey relates the day to day struggles as batboy on a losingest team ever!

New coaches, a name change and even 'Black Cat Night at Granite Falls Stadium' cannot change the Graniteers' luck. And, when Bobby finds an unhittable 'Cuban' pitcher is really an American born black man, he wrestles with the unfairness of "Whites Only" baseball.

But with five games remaining and nothing left to lose, Bobby's 1951 club signs 5 Negro Leaguers and integrates Southern Baseball. And, the batboy discovers that even a losing team can have immortal moments.

"There are some very pleasant moments (and perhaps even a Denzel Washington movie) in this novel ... based on the incredible true story of the worst team in Baseball History that became the first Southern team to break the color barrier."

...PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

This is a special edition targeted to encourage reluctant readers and is formatted for easy visual perception.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466200753
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 12/9/2011
  • Pages: 138
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Great baseball adventure and story about life

    How does a team lose 32 straight games and still give all they have on the 33rd? How can a losing team still have immortal moments?

    Funny, sad, happy and above all - a true baseball adventure.

    The perfect book for Grandparents to read to their grand children!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2011

    Fun, Friendship and the true story of a history making ball club!

    Bobbie McRainy tells the story of the 1951 Granite Falls Graniteers - the losingest team in baseball history. It's a beguiling ride as Bobbie shares stories of Practical Joking and Baseball superstitions.
    In the era of green glass coke bottles and quarter hot dogs, the Graniteers suffer through a 14 and 96 season in the historic Western Carolina Baseball league. And, even the ten year old batboy has trouble reconciling the rules that allow Cuban players but exclude American born blacks. Then, when he finds that a hot shot Cuban pitcher is really an American born black man who is passing to play - Bobbie is more conflicted than ever.


    Finally, with the team 40 games back and with nothing left to lose - the Graniteers make history signing five Negro Leaguers. Granite Falls become the first team in any sport to integrate an all white league in the Old South. And, the final game of the 1951 season is one for the record books!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    i like softball better though

    But baseball is good too

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    :)

    You cant escape my smiley face.:):)::):):::))::):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)')')')')'):):):):);););););

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