Praise for Good Sports:
“Never patronizing, [Stout] captures both grit and glory.” —Kirkus Reviews
Many of the baseball greats overcame huge challenges to be sports heroes—here are five inspiring stories of men who did just that. Baseball is considered America’s pastime, but not all players grew up living the American dream. Babe Ruth, Jim Peirsall, Torii Hunter, Ron LeFlore, and Joe Torre sure didn’t. Poverty, abuse, and addiction are a few of the issues they had to deal with as kids, but they turned their lives around to play the game they loved.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Series:||Good Sports Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
GLENN STOUT is a freelance writer, author, editorial consultant and has served as Series Editor of The Best American Sports Writing since its inception. He lived in and around Boston for 20 years and currently lives in Vermont. He is the author of The Young Woman and the Sea and Fenway 1912, and has collaborated with Richard Johnson on Red Sox Century, Yankees Century, The Cubs and The Dodgers.