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Jorge loves the feel of the ball in his glove, the bat in his hand, and the game of baseball. He is as good as any right-handed hitter on the Casa Cuba team — but his father tells him, "Good isn't best."

"Baseball is a game of inches," his coach tells him. And when Casa Cuba is up against Club Caparra and their pitcher's sidearm rocket, a switch-hitter is just what Casa Cuba needs.

Based on the childhood of New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, this is the story of a boy from ...

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Overview

Jorge loves the feel of the ball in his glove, the bat in his hand, and the game of baseball. He is as good as any right-handed hitter on the Casa Cuba team — but his father tells him, "Good isn't best."

"Baseball is a game of inches," his coach tells him. And when Casa Cuba is up against Club Caparra and their pitcher's sidearm rocket, a switch-hitter is just what Casa Cuba needs.

Based on the childhood of New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, this is the story of a boy from Puerto Rico who worked hard to be his best and didn't stop until he was a champion.

A portion of the proceeds of this book will benefit the Jorge Posada Foundation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416998266
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • Publication date: 2/23/2010
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 690,258
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jorge Posada is an all-star catcher for the New York Yankees, a position he has held since 2000. Laura Posada is an attorney, a certified personal trainer, and CEO of Laura Posada, LLC. The couple lives with their two children, Jorge Luis and Paulina, in Florida.

Robert Burleigh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn, illustrated by Barry Blitt; Night Flight, illustrated by Wendell Minor; and Black Whiteness, illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop. His many other books include Hoops; Stealing Home; and Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! He lives in Michigan.

Raúl Colón has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt, Susanna Reich’s José! Born to Dance, and Jill Biden’s Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops. Mr. Colón lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.

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