The Shortstop (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Shortstop (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Zane Grey
     
 

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Zane Grey, an excellent pitcher and no mean hitter, played summer baseball for the Columbus Capitols. In addition to his famous Westerns, he wrote many novels about sports. In this 1909 coming-of-age yarn, Chase, 17, must quit school to support his family. Can he find money and love in the major leagues?

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Zane Grey, an excellent pitcher and no mean hitter, played summer baseball for the Columbus Capitols. In addition to his famous Westerns, he wrote many novels about sports. In this 1909 coming-of-age yarn, Chase, 17, must quit school to support his family. Can he find money and love in the major leagues?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411442764
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/08/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
326
File size:
313 KB

Meet the Author


Zane Grey (1872-1939) was a prolific and highly influential American writer best known for moralistic adventure stories set in an idealized Old West, many of which were eagerly adapted by Hollywood for the big screen. He wrote to blow off steam after a long day at his New York City dental practice. His most famous novel is Riders of the Purple Sage (1912).  

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The Short Stop 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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I don't even 'like' baseball, but this was a GREAT story! Thanks for the adventure!
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This is not only a great baseball book, it's a great book. It gives an insight into baseball that I never imagined. It makes me want to watch baseball to find out if I can notice things going on that are like the situations in the book. The social interplay of the characters in the book is fascinating. They say: 'write what you know.' Zane grey at one time played professional baseball. He is also a great writer in general. His descriptions are very enjoyable. He creates visual images by describing them as they might be seen, as opposed to trying to impress us with flowery writing. When he describes something, you can see it happening.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The 'Shortstop' is the story of Chase Alloway who when his father dies leaves his mother and his crippled brother and goes out on his own to make his way as a ballplayer. The story of how he tries out in the minors,of his adventures on the road ,of his making it are moving and exciting.The story is in a way the story of the American dream realized,of making it through hard work and effort .It tells how Chase finally does make it , comes home,helps his mother and brother, brings with him the girl he has met who is going to be his wife. The book captures the spirit of turn- of - the century America, of the small- town baseball world.It is rich in its insights into the game of baseball and the dream of life. I read this book every night before going to bed for many many years. I think it should have a much higher place in the pantheon of American children's baseball books than it does.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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