A collection of sports related short stories that have all the action, suspense and thrill of the Matt Christopher sports novels. This a fun read that everyone will enjoy.
Mike suddenly becomes starting quarterback for his team, and he’s got a problem. Everything is fine as long as the coach gives him the plays from the bench, but what happens the day the coach sprains an ankle and has to leave the game? Will Mike ruin things for the whole team?
Hardly! Not while Harry, a dog with a talent for mind reading, is around. Another round of sport action with Mike and Harry.
Mike’s telepathic dog Harry is able to tell him what the other football team plans to do on the field, but Mike wonders–is it cheating? Can he win the game without Harry’s help?
Continue reading The Dog That Stole Football Plays
When Mike pitches against the heavy-hitting Peach Street Mudders, the butterflies in his stomach feel more like dragons. The other team is good, and Mike starts to lose faith in his ability. Good thing he has a secret weapon in his dog, Harry. Can Harry help Mike pitch a no-hitter? Continue reading The Dog That Pitched a No-Hitter
What are the best kind of shoes to wear for stealing bases?
Get ready to hold your sides and roll your eyes—America’s best-loved sports writer for children has let his sense of humor loose! This collection of wacky jokes, riddles, puns, and anecdotes about our favorite pastime is sure to liven up the diamond and the locker room. Just try to keep from groaning and giggling! Continue reading Baseball Jokes and Riddles
No batter, no batter, no — umpire?
The Dog that Called the Pitch
Harry, the Airedale with ESP, and his best friend, Mike, pitcher for the Grand Avenue Giants, are back! In this latest adventure, Mike and Harry discover that someone else shares their telepathic abilities: the new home-plate umpire, Mr. Grimley. When Mike accidentally breaks Mr. Grimley’s glasses, their mind-reading talents are put to the test — for suddenly it’s up to Harry to call the pitches! Continue reading The Dog that Called the Pitch
When Harry the Airedale is grounded for nipping another dog, Mike is forced to muddle through a baseball game without his best friend’s encouragement. He hits a crucial triple, but with the team’s weakest batter up next, how will he ever score the game-winning run? Out of nowhere comes a fuzzy, four-legged miracle to make the play and save the day! Continue reading The Dog That Stole Home