Mark McGwire

Mark McGwire

by Terri Dougherty, Denis Dougherty
     
 

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Presents a biography of the St. Louis Cardinal slugger who broke Roger Maris' single-season home run record in 1998.  See more details below

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Presents a biography of the St. Louis Cardinal slugger who broke Roger Maris' single-season home run record in 1998.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Two stars who will be forever linked in the annals of baseball history due to their exhilarating assault on Babe Ruth's long-standing home-run record are featured in these slim volumes. Children will get a cursory look at their early experiences in baseball, and a glance at their minor and major league careers, with special emphasis on their record-setting 1998 seasons. Though brief and basic, the information is accurate. While a number of quotes from the subjects' families, coaches, teammates, and contemporaries are included, documentation is reduced to a list of newspaper, magazine, and wire-service sources that appear on the title pages. Color photographs are found throughout both books, some graphically enhanced with flashy borders and backgrounds for added pizzazz. Appendixes comprise nearly a quarter of each book and include profiles of the players, honors they've received, and statistics. These highly visual titles are serviceable introductions for young and reluctant readers.-Tom S. Hurlburt, La Crosse Public Library, WI Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577653479
Publisher:
ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Jam Session Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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