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Squeeze Play (Cal Ripken, Jr.'s All-Stars Series #4)
     

Squeeze Play (Cal Ripken, Jr.'s All-Stars Series #4)

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by Cal Ripken Jr.
 

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Corey Maduro should be thrilled about the Orioles going to the big Grand Slam Tournament. But whenever he thinks about playing, he feels sick. For one thing, he's in a monster hitting slump, which shows no signs of ending. Then there's Katelyn Moss, who thinks she deserves Corey's center field job and tries to outdo him at everything.

But Corey's biggest problem

Overview

Corey Maduro should be thrilled about the Orioles going to the big Grand Slam Tournament. But whenever he thinks about playing, he feels sick. For one thing, he's in a monster hitting slump, which shows no signs of ending. Then there's Katelyn Moss, who thinks she deserves Corey's center field job and tries to outdo him at everything.

But Corey's biggest problem is his dad, who turns into a howling, wild-eyed maniac at his son's games. Joe Maduro ridicules the other team, gets in shouting matches with parents, and screams at the umps when calls don't go the Orioles' way. It's so embarrassing Corey wants to crawl into a hole-except Katelyn would probably dig a better hole and make him feel worse.

With Squeeze Play, the best-selling team behind Hothead, Super Slugger, and Wild Pitch delivers another funny and action-packed home run.

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From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR HOTHEAD"

. . . just the ticket for readers who've worked their way through Dan Gutman and Matt Christopher but are still a little shy of Matt de la Pe a and Carl Deuker. "—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

PRAISE FOR HOTHEAD"

Written with Ripken's obvious knowledge of the game, Conor's story rings true, with plenty of good baseball action. If Conor's not always in good spirits, the novel is, with likable characters, lively baseball action and the usual dreams of playing in the big leagues-in Conor's case, at Camden Yards. Ripken and Cowherd, like Conor and his Babe Ruth League Orioles, make a winning team. "——Kirkus

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423178668
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
03/04/2014
Series:
Cal Ripken, Jr.'s All Stars Series , #4
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
410,448
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Cal Ripken, Jr. was a shortstop and third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles for his entire career (1981-2001), a rare occurrence in Major League Baseball today. Nicknamed "The Iron Man" for his relentless work ethic and reliability on the field, Ripken is most remembered for playing a record 2,632 straight games over 17 seasons, shattering the record previously held by Lou Gehrig at 2,131. He was a 19-time All Star and is considered to be one of the best shortstops professional baseball has ever seen. In 2007 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, after earning the third highest voting percentage in Hall of Fame history. Mr. Ripken is CEO of Ripken Baseball, Inc., (www.RipkenBaseball.com), a company dedicated to growing the game of baseball at the grassroots level, and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (www.RipkenFoundation.org), which uses baseball as a tool to help underserved youth. He currently lives in Maryland with his wife, Kelly, and two children, Rachel and Ryan.

Kevin Cowherd is an award-winning sports columnist formerly with The Baltimore Sun. He has also written for Men's Health, Parenting, and Baseball Digest magazines and is the author of a collection of columns, Last Call at the 7-Eleven. He has coached youth baseball, basketball, and soccer teams for many years. He is the father of three and lives with his wife, Nancy, near Baltimore, Maryland.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed the latest Ripken/Cowherd book. Squeeze Play takes me back to a time and place, when as a young boy, playing baseball was all I ever wanted to do. The imagery contained in the book and the ultimate message delivered still resonates with me today as it did many years ago when I was 12. Squeeze Play is a terrific book which teaches many valuable lessons about winning and losing; about teammates and coaches; about playing for the love of the game; but most importantly about the true parent/child relationships we all seek (and continue to seek) in life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant wait!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great. It is interesting, questioning, sad, angering, and funny. I highly recommend this book for kids and teens and adults who love Americas Past Time.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this book for my grandsonsand they all loved it. This is the final book in the series, and the entire series was great! Anything that gets the children to read is great!