Great Moments in Baseball History [NOOK Book]

Overview

Capturing the suspense and play-by-play action of nine major league plays and the personalities of the athletes that made them, a fan's treasury includes Willie May's 1954 World Series catch and Jim Abbott's no-hitter.

Describes nine memorable moments from baseball's past, featuring Bill Wambsganss, Babe Ruth, Joe Nuxhall, Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Reggie Jackson, Dave Dravecky, Kirk Gibson, and Jim Abbott.

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Overview

Capturing the suspense and play-by-play action of nine major league plays and the personalities of the athletes that made them, a fan's treasury includes Willie May's 1954 World Series catch and Jim Abbott's no-hitter.

Describes nine memorable moments from baseball's past, featuring Bill Wambsganss, Babe Ruth, Joe Nuxhall, Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Reggie Jackson, Dave Dravecky, Kirk Gibson, and Jim Abbott.

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Children's Literature - Rebecca Joseph
Best known for his sports related young adult novels, Matt Christopher tackles nonfiction in this well-written book that describes nine memorable moments from baseball's past. Christopher brings us into the careers of nine spectacular baseball players including Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Reggie Jackson, and Jim Abbott. Young lovers of sports will enjoy this informative, entertaining book.
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Gr 3-5-The prolific writer of juvenile sports fiction takes a crack at nonfiction. He describes nine dramatic moments from baseball's historical past, featuring the likes of Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Reggie Jackson, and Jim Abbott. These accounts depict the courageous aspects as well as the spectacular, including Dave Dravecky's comeback after cancer surgery, and the hobbled Kirk Gibson's game-winning home run in the 1988 World Series. Christopher tends to drift to his fictional roots as a number of the stories are laced with manufactured feelings, thoughts, and quotes. He also tends to generalize: "As the crowd in Fenway Park watched Ted Williams run off the field for the last time, they told each other, `There goes the greatest hitter that ever lived.' " While his portrayals of these moments are basically accurate, the sidelights he adds without documentation have him walking a fine line between fact and fiction. While Christopher's legions of young fans will enjoy the book, a more straightforward account of memorable events in America's pastime can be found in Geoffrey Ward's 25 Great Moments in Baseball (Knopf, 1994), which is based on Ken Burns's public-television series, Baseball, the American Epic.-Tom S. Hurlburt, La Crosse Public Library, WI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316093873
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 12/19/2009
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 470,761
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 391 KB

Meet the Author

Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.
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