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Children's LiteratureAGERANGE: Ages 4 to 8.
America's favorite pastime is given a simple, brief introduction in this text. Beginning with a basic definition of baseball, Kalman and Crossingham go on to explain in simple detail, the positions, plays, and basic rules of the game. The last half of the text explains basic strategy of the sport, describes the American baseball leagues, and provides short biographies of some well-known baseball players. The text ends with a brief description of tee ball and softball and a suggestion that children interested in baseball find local youth teams they can join. Full-color illustrations take up a great deal of space within the text and add valuable information about the more technical terms defined within the text. This text is part of the "Sports Starters" series. Reviewer: Danielle Williams