Great Moments in Baseball

Great Moments in Baseball

by Michael Burgan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836853582
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2002
Series: Great Moments in Sports Ser.
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.58(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1The Longest Streak: Joe DiMaggio Hits in Fifty-six Consecutive Games6
Chapter 2High Marks for the Kid: Ted Williams Hits .406 for the 1941 Season10
Chapter 3The Barrier Comes Down: Jackie Robinson Becomes the First African-American to Play Major League Baseball14
Chapter 4The Old Man Makes it: Satchel Paige Becomes Baseball's Oldest Rookie18
Chapter 5The Loudest Shot: Bobby Thomson's Home Run Gives the New York Giants the Pennant22
Chapter 6Yankee Perfection: Don Larsen Throws a Perfect Game in the 1956 World Series26
Chapter 7Hammering a New Record: Hank Aaron Breaks Babe Ruth's Career Home-Run Record30
Chapter 8Nolan's No-No's: Nolan Ryan Throws His Seventh No-Hitter34
Chapter 9The New Iron Man: Cal Ripken Jr. Plays in His 2,131st Consecutive Game--and Then Some38
Chapter 10Clash of the Home-Run Titans: Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa Battle for the Home-Run Record42
Baseball Time Line46
To Learn More47

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