The Story of the Atlanta Braves

The Story of the Atlanta Braves

by Michael E. Goodman
     
 

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The history of the Atlanta Braves professional baseball team from its inaugural 1876 season in Boston to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

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The history of the Atlanta Braves professional baseball team from its inaugural 1876 season in Boston to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Krisan Murphy
With historic roots in Boston sporting such team names as Beaneaters, Rustlers, and Bees, the present day professional baseball team, the Braves, has made its home in Atlanta since 1966. Readers will be fascinated to learn about the Boston Braves' incredible journey in the year of 1914 from the bottom of the National League to the miraculous pinnacle of winning the 1914 World Championship with the pitching duo Dick Rudolph and Bill James. Similar to the 1914 victory, in 1991 the Atlanta Braves shockingly went from "worst to first" in a landfall victory for the 1992 World Series. Details and statistics of a line-up of outstanding Atlanta Braves players are included here for: Greg Maddux (pitcher), Joe Torre (catcher), Fred McGriff (first baseman), Bobby Lowe (second baseman), Eddie Mathews (third baseman), Rabbit Maranville (short stop), Chipper Jones (left fielder), Dale Murphy (center fielder), Hank Aaron (right fielder), and Bobby Cox (manager). Attractive glossy photographs fill the pages of this book which is one in a series entitled, "Baseball: The Great American Game," which includes thirty titles. Reviewer: Krisan Murphy
Children's Literature - Julie Lodermeier
The Atlanta Braves have a rich history as a team on the move. Beginning in Boston, Massachusetts, the team also set down roots in Milwaukee, Wisconsin before landing in Atlanta, Georgia. This exciting story is told through black-and-white photos accented with vibrant orange backgrounds. More current pictures accompany interesting and controversial stories such as an account of Hank Aaron surpassing Babe Ruth's record. Each page of this brilliantly-colored book is chock full of information about baseball and winners of the Cy Young Award. Some of the exciting action-packed photos span two pages of the book at a time. Descriptive captions inform readers about the crisp photos and stories. Images of enlarged, authentic baseball cards along with stats and quotes from featured players complement the text. Authentic reproductions of tickets are found on the cover as well as inside. This is a book that can be read all at once or a few pages at a time. An index of players, events, and objects makes this informative book perfect for book reports. Descriptive words and intricate stories make this a great book for writing instruction. Reviewer: Julie Lodermeier

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608180325
Publisher:
Creative Company, The
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,191,067
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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