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Strange but True--Baseball Books for Kids

cover Brothers at Bat Wonderful story of the 16 Acerra children in 1930's New Jersey.  13 were boys who formed a semi-pro baseball team.  They were the longest running all-brother team in history and played at the 1939 World's Fair.
Brothers at Bat An award winning illustrator, Floyd Cooper teams up with the author for this remarkable true story of Satchel Paige squaring off against a rookie, Joe DiMaggio in an exhibition game in Oakland California.
book cover Miracle Mud Since the 1930's every team in Major League baseball has used a special mud from a secret source to rub up the shiny, slick balls used in games.  This is the story of an obscure but important man in baseball history and entrepreneurship!
book cover Smarty Marty's Got Game Sweet story from the Giant's own Amy G.  Teaches kids how to use a scorecard at a baseball game.  Illustrations are very SF Giantcentric without actually mentioning the name.
book cover Just as good This is the story of a forgotten trailblazer, the Hall of Famer, Larry Doby.  In July of 1947, he debuted as the first black player in the  American League just a few months after Jackie Robinson.
These are so cool! I especially want to check out that all-brother team book.
3/10/2015 6:51:41 PM

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