The Kid Who Only Hit Homers

The Kid Who Only Hit Homers


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Sylvester loved baseball, but he wasn't what you'd call a good hitter. He had decided against joining the team, when he met George Baruth. He promised Sylvester he would help him become one of the best players ever. Before long he was hitting homers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316139878
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 07/28/1986
Series: Matt Christopher Sports Classics Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 151
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Matt Christopher is the bestselling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.

Customer Reviews

The Kid Who Only Hit Homers 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
call-me-night-hawk More than 1 year ago
The book starts out with a little boy (Sylvester Coddmeyer III) who isn’t very good at baseball. His dad is never around much he is always doing his job. His dad is lawyer and never has time to help him with his baseball. Sylvester meets some guy named Mr. George Baruth. George teaches Sylvester how to play baseball to the point that Sylvester is the best player on the team With the man vs. man theme it allowed me to enjoy the book more because it related more too real like. At the end Sylvester found out who the very mistress Mr.Baruth was and was quit surprised to know who he really was. In the end Sylvester dad came through for Mr.Baruth. I read "The Kid Who Only Hit Homers" it was a great book. The book is mostly a mystery you are always trying to find out whets going to happens next. This is a must read book!
Dawson.dbes1541 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The kid who only hit homersThis book is about a kid name Sylvester. He loved to play baseball but he was not that good. Then a boy named George Baruth said he was going to teach Sylvester how to play good. After taking his advice, he was hitting homerun after homerun. This kid was one of the best no because of a person. After all, of that he beat every team, and was one of the best on his team. He even made starting lineup.Catherine Christopher illustrated this book. This book is another old book. This book was good. I enjoyed reading when he hit his first homerun. Everyone chanted his name at the end and was no longer a horrible player. This book was great. I encourage all readers to read this book.
pravs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Kid Who Only Hit Homers is a story about a boy Sylvester who was not good at baseball until meeting a mystery man (seemingly a ghost of Babe Ruth) who teaches him how to hit home runs and become an overall better baseball player. This is a book I loved as a kid, and enjoy re reading as an adult. For fans of baseball and sports in general, it is a good read and takes the reader into Syl's world. I would recommend this book for any collection, especially those keen on including sports book. I think a good target audience is ages 8 - 13.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was easy to understand and it was nice of george baruth to help sylvester.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As Sylvester stepped up to the plate, sweat dripped down his face. He waited nervously as the pitcher began his windup. Smack!!! The ball soared out of the ballpark. And the story The Kid Who Only Hit Homers by Matt Christopher began. Main Characters are Sylvester and his friend George Baruth. Sylvester doesn¿t sign up for the baseball team because he thinks that he would never play. Mr. Baruth tells him that he will help him. Sylvester gets a chance to catch pop flies and he makes the team with his impressive playing. So far the book has taken place at the baseball field, Sylvester house, and at his school. Sylvester keeps his hitting streak alive with 27 homers. Sylvester finds out that this mysterious Mr. Baruth isn¿t real when he leaves town before Sylvester¿s big game. But then Mr. Baruth isn¿t there and Sylvester doesn¿t no if he will do such a great job hitting. I really liked the book. Matt Christopher does a great job describing the baseball games. This book was very interesting to me because it¿s about baseball. I can relate to it because I love baseball. Every summer I play on a team and it is a lot of fun. I also have hit 3 home runs. After I finished the book I really liked it. It really caught my attention. The best part of the book for me was the baseball games. I could understand it more because I play baseball. I think people who are older than 10 and like to play baseball should read this book. The whole book is about baseball so baseball fans would really enjoy this book. You should be able to no that a make-believe person could not make you a baseball star. It is also a complex story that younger kids wouldn¿t understand. The book is also written very well with many great details. The book is also a good book to just sit back, relax and read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a baseball story that younger boys will like. Most younger boys who like sports get hooked on Matt Christopher once they read his books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story was really good. it was a mystery/sport story. Like who is Mr. Brurth? I am a girly girl but still love these stories.