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The Kid Who Only Hit Homers

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Sylvester loved baseball, but he wasn't what you'd call a good hitter. He had decided against joining the team, when he met George Baruth. He promised Sylvester he would help him become one of the best players ever. Before long he was hitting homers.

A boy becomes a phenomenal baseball player one summer when a mysterious stranger resembling Babe Ruth befriends him.

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Overview

Sylvester loved baseball, but he wasn't what you'd call a good hitter. He had decided against joining the team, when he met George Baruth. He promised Sylvester he would help him become one of the best players ever. Before long he was hitting homers.

A boy becomes a phenomenal baseball player one summer when a mysterious stranger resembling Babe Ruth befriends him.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316139878
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 7/28/1986
  • Series: Matt Christopher Sports Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 151
  • Sales rank: 81,293
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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  • Posted January 12, 2012

    Great Book this is a must read book

    The book starts out with a little boy (Sylvester Coddmeyer III) who isn’t very good at baseball. His dad is never around much he is always doing his job. His dad is lawyer and never has time to help him with his baseball.

    Sylvester meets some guy named Mr. George Baruth. George teaches Sylvester how to play baseball to the point that Sylvester is the best player on the team

    With the man vs. man theme it allowed me to enjoy the book more because it related more too real like.

    At the end Sylvester found out who the very mistress Mr.Baruth was and was quit surprised to know who he really was. In the end Sylvester dad came through for Mr.Baruth.

    I read "The Kid Who Only Hit Homers" it was a great book. The book is mostly a mystery you are always trying to find out whets going to happens next. This is a must read book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    It was easy to understand and it was nice of george baruth to he

    It was easy to understand and it was nice of george baruth to help sylvester.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2006

    Crack Of The Bat

    As Sylvester stepped up to the plate, sweat dripped down his face. He waited nervously as the pitcher began his windup. Smack!!! The ball soared out of the ballpark. And the story The Kid Who Only Hit Homers by Matt Christopher began. Main Characters are Sylvester and his friend George Baruth. Sylvester doesn¿t sign up for the baseball team because he thinks that he would never play. Mr. Baruth tells him that he will help him. Sylvester gets a chance to catch pop flies and he makes the team with his impressive playing. So far the book has taken place at the baseball field, Sylvester house, and at his school. Sylvester keeps his hitting streak alive with 27 homers. Sylvester finds out that this mysterious Mr. Baruth isn¿t real when he leaves town before Sylvester¿s big game. But then Mr. Baruth isn¿t there and Sylvester doesn¿t no if he will do such a great job hitting. I really liked the book. Matt Christopher does a great job describing the baseball games. This book was very interesting to me because it¿s about baseball. I can relate to it because I love baseball. Every summer I play on a team and it is a lot of fun. I also have hit 3 home runs. After I finished the book I really liked it. It really caught my attention. The best part of the book for me was the baseball games. I could understand it more because I play baseball. I think people who are older than 10 and like to play baseball should read this book. The whole book is about baseball so baseball fans would really enjoy this book. You should be able to no that a make-believe person could not make you a baseball star. It is also a complex story that younger kids wouldn¿t understand. The book is also written very well with many great details. The book is also a good book to just sit back, relax and read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2005

    Matt Christopher stories are fun.

    This is a baseball story that younger boys will like. Most younger boys who like sports get hooked on Matt Christopher once they read his books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2000

    The Greatest Story

    This story was really good. it was a mystery/sport story. Like who is Mr. Brurth? I am a girly girl but still love these stories.

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