Nomar Garciaparra High 5!

Nomar Garciaparra High 5!

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by Michael Shalin, Rob Rains
     
 
When deciding which athletes to profile, our editors take into account not only a player's statistics, but also his character. SPI takes care to select athletes who are known to be community minded and can serve as role models.

The biographical material on each athlete covers him from his earliest days to the present.

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When deciding which athletes to profile, our editors take into account not only a player's statistics, but also his character. SPI takes care to select athletes who are known to be community minded and can serve as role models.

The biographical material on each athlete covers him from his earliest days to the present.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
O'Connell throws one of the first pitches in the publisher's new Baseball SuperStar Series with a straightforward account of the career of this New York Yankees shortstop. Jeter was born not far from Yankee Stadium, in Pequannock, N.J., but his professional life began in 1992, when the then recent Kalamazoo, Mich., high-school graduate realized a dream: he was drafted in the first round by the Yankees. O'Connell incorporates copious statistics and many previously published or aired quotes as he offers a year-by-year chronicle of Jeter's on-field performance. Youngsters who are more comfortable holding a baseball bat than a book will appreciate the brisk pace of the writing. This brief biography offers a solid portrait of a spunky yet humble ball player (who personally responds to fan mail on a daily basis) and numerous high-quality photos of Jeter in action. Diehard fans can pore over the concluding statistics, including a game-by-game breakdown of Jeter's performance during the Yankees' World Series-winning 1998 season. On deck for release this month are Bernie Williams: Quiet Superstar; Nomar Garciaparra: High 5!; Juan Gonzalez: Juan Gone!; Ken Griffey, Jr: The Home Run Kid; Randy Johnson: Arizona Heat!; Mike Piazza: Mike and the Mets; Omar Vizquel: The Man with the Golden Glove; and Larry Walker: Colorado Hit Man! Ages 8-13. (Aug.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582610535
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Superstar Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 6.97(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Rob Rains is the author or co-author of nine sports books, including "Mark McGwire: Home Run Hero" for St. Martin's Press. He also wrote "The St. Louis Cardinals: The 100th Anniversary History," as well as co-authored "Red: A Baseball Life" with Cardinal Hall of Famer, Red Schoendienst, and "Jack Buck: That's a Winner!" with broadcaster Jack Buck. A frequent contributor to "The Sporting News," Rains lives with his family in St. Louis.

Shalin is a sportswriter for the Boston Hearld.

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Nomar Garciaparra High 5! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book contains great photos and great information about the great Red Sox shortstop!