Squeeze Play (Cal Ripken, Jr.'s All-Stars Series #4)

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Corey Maduro should be thrilled about the Orioles going to the big Grand Slam Tournament. But whenever he thinks about playing, he feels sick. For one thing, he's in a monster hitting slump, which shows no signs of ending. Then there's Katelyn Moss, who thinks she deserves Corey's center field job and tries to outdo him at everything.

But Corey's biggest problem is his dad, who turns into a howling, wild-eyed maniac at his son's games. Joe Maduro ridicules the other team, gets ...

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Overview

Corey Maduro should be thrilled about the Orioles going to the big Grand Slam Tournament. But whenever he thinks about playing, he feels sick. For one thing, he's in a monster hitting slump, which shows no signs of ending. Then there's Katelyn Moss, who thinks she deserves Corey's center field job and tries to outdo him at everything.

But Corey's biggest problem is his dad, who turns into a howling, wild-eyed maniac at his son's games. Joe Maduro ridicules the other team, gets in shouting matches with parents, and screams at the umps when calls don't go the Orioles' way. It's so embarrassing Corey wants to crawl into a hole-except Katelyn would probably dig a better hole and make him feel worse.

With Squeeze Play, the best-selling team behind Hothead, Super Slugger, and Wild Pitch delivers another funny and action-packed home run.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423178668
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 3/4/2014
  • Series: Cal Ripken, Jr.'s All-Stars Series , #4
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 74,534
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Cal Ripken, Jr. was a shortstop and third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles for his entire career (1981-2001), a rare occurrence in Major League Baseball today. Nicknamed "The Iron Man" for his relentless work ethic and reliability on the field, Ripken is most remembered for playing a record 2,632 straight games over 17 seasons, shattering the record previously held by Lou Gehrig at 2,131. He was a 19-time All Star and is considered to be one of the best shortstops professional baseball has ever seen. In 2007 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, after earning the third highest voting percentage in Hall of Fame history. Mr. Ripken is CEO of Ripken Baseball, Inc., (www.RipkenBaseball.com), a company dedicated to growing the game of baseball at the grassroots level, and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (www.RipkenFoundation.org), which uses baseball as a tool to help underserved youth. He currently lives in Maryland with his wife, Kelly, and two children, Rachel and Ryan.

Kevin Cowherd is an award-winning sports columnist formerly with The Baltimore Sun. He has also written for Men's Health, Parenting, and Baseball Digest magazines and is the author of a collection of columns, Last Call at the 7-Eleven. He has coached youth baseball, basketball, and soccer teams for many years. He is the father of three and lives with his wife, Nancy, near Baltimore, Maryland.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    Thoroughly enjoyed the latest Ripken/Cowherd book. Squeeze Play takes me back to a time and place, when as a young boy, playing baseball was all I ever wanted to do. The imagery contained in the book and the ultimate message delivered still resonates with me today as it did many years ago when I was 12. Squeeze Play is a terrific book which teaches many valuable lessons about winning and losing; about teammates and coaches; about playing for the love of the game; but most importantly about the true parent/child relationships we all seek (and continue to seek) in life.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Cool book

    I cant wait!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    super read

    Bought this book for my grandsonsand they all loved it. This is the final book in the series, and the entire series was great! Anything that gets the children to read is great!

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