Out of the Ballpark

Out of the Ballpark

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by Alex Rodriguez, Frank Morrison
     
 

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Before he hit more than 600 home runs . . .
Before he was named American League MVP . . .
Before he was AROD to hundreds of thousands of fans . . .

He was Alex.
Just a kid who wanted to play baseball more than anything else in the world.

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Before he hit more than 600 home runs . . .
Before he was named American League MVP . . .
Before he was AROD to hundreds of thousands of fans . . .

He was Alex.
Just a kid who wanted to play baseball more than anything else in the world.

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Universally known as A-Rod, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is one of the most famous athletes on earth. In this autobiographical fiction, Rodriguez tracks a young player named Alex as he gains the discipline, motivation, and skills that help him lead his team to a championship. This winning story is complemented by Frank Morrison's colorful artwork and three pages of photos of real-life Alex as a child and a major league player.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061151965
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
661,725
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Alex Rodriguez is the third baseman for the New York Yankees. Three times voted the American League Most Valuable Player, he was born in New York City, moved with his family to their native Dominican Republic when he was four, then moved to Miami with his family at the age of eight. The only person in baseball history to hit 400 home runs before his thirtieth birthday, he hit his first home run at the age of six. Drafted out of high school, he played for the Seattle Mariners and then the Texas Rangers before being signed by the Yankees. Alex lives in New York City and Miami, Florida.

Alex Rodríguez juega la tercera base para los Yankees de Nueva York. Ha sido elegido dos veces como jugador más valioso (MVP) de la Liga Americana. Nació en Nueva York y a los cuatro años se mudó con su familia a su país de origen, la República Dominicana. Cuando Alex tenía ocho años, regresaron para radicarse en Miami. El único jugador en la historia del béisbol que ha bateado 400 jonrones antes de cumplir los treinta años de edad, ¡Alex bateó su primer jonrón a los seis años! Seleccionado en la escuela secundaria entre los mejores del país por los Marineros de Seattle, jugó para los Rancheros de Texas antes de ser contratado por los Yankees. Alex, su esposa Cynthia y su hijita viven en la ciudad de Nueva York y en Miami, FL.

Frank Morrison visited the Louvre Museum in Paris while touring with his dancing group and was inspired to choose painting as his new path. He is the winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent for Jazzy Miz Mozetta by Brenda C. Roberts, and he has illustrated Queen of the Scene by Queen Latifah.

Frank Morrison visitó el Museo del Louvre en París cuando estaba de gira con su compañía de danza; así fue como se inspiró para empezar a pintar. Ha ganado el premio Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe a nuevos talentos por su trabajo en Jazzy Miz Mozetta, de Brenda C. Roberts, y ha ilustrado Queen of the Scene, de Queen Latifah.

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Out of the Ballpark 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Great book for littler children
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As a mom of three boys, I try to get books that my kids will like. Usually these are about sports or bugs or 'gross' things. Well, they love this book! I got it with another two books...one about a farting dog and another about Nose Pickin'! LOL! I highly recommend these books for those of you who have kids!
Gloria Farrow More than 1 year ago
man best book