Heroes Under Pressure

Heroes Under Pressure

by Hans Hetrick


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When major league baseball slugger Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's long-admired career home run record, he inspired respect. Discover the stories of Aaron and other athletes like him in Real Heroes of Sports: Heroes Under Pressure. Real Heroes of Sports presents inspiring true stories showing young fans the best side of sports. From some of the bravest underdogs to groundbreakers, from athletes who performed under intense pressure to those who never gave up, Real Heroes of Sports is always compelling. It serves up stories of the most heroic athletes in sports history. Titles in this Set: Against All Odds, Breaking Barriers, Heroic Comebacks, Heroes Under Pressure

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515744474
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Series: Real Heroes of Sports Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Hans Hetrick lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of "Play Baseball Like a Pro: Key Skills and Tips", "Hydroplanes", "Sport Bikes", and many other children's books. He is a published poet and writes about sports and music for The Sports Banks.net and Chicago Now. Hans is a proud member of the Chicago Hounds, which is part of the Chicago Metropolitan Baseball Association.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Hammering Out a Legend Hank Aaron 6

One-Woman Wrecking Ball Carli Lloyd 10

Fastest Man Alive Usain Bolt 12

Outrunning a Myth Kathrine Switzer 14

Breaking through the "Caucasian Clause" Charlie Sifford 16

One Last Bullseye Michael Jordan 18

Sprinting through History Jesse Owens 20

Uconn Women's Basketball: Stunning Domination 24

The Magic Mark of .400 Ted Williams 26

Promise Delivered Lebron James 28

Glossary 30


Internet Links 31

Index 32

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