The Diamond Champs

Who is the mysterious coach for the Steelheads? Kim Rollins hasn’t played much baseball, and he is surprised when Coach Stag insists that he join his team, a team the coach believes will win the championship. Kim is even more intrigued when he discovers everyone else on the team is new at the sport. Who …

Double Play at Short

Who is the Jaguars’ mysterious shortstop? Danny Walker is one of the best players his team has; in fact, his adoptive parents and sister consider him a shoo-in for the shortstop position on the All-Star team. But that was before Tammy Aiken, the opposition’s new “hot dog” shortstop, showed up. Danny has a sinking feeling …

The Fox Steals Home

His parents’ problems threaten Bobby “the Fox”‘s baseball career… Since his parents split up, the only bright spot in Bobby’s days is being coached by his father in the fine art of running bases. In fact, he’s getting so fast on the base paths that he earns a nickname from the fans: “the Fox.” Then, …

Look Who’s Playing First Base

Will Mike stand up to his teammates to defend his friend? When the Checkmates need a new first baseman, Mike Hagin’s new friend, Yuri, seems like a logical choice. But when Yuri starts flubbing plays and the team’s star player threatens to quit as a result, Mike is not sure Yuri is such a good …

Miracle at the Plate

Will Tommy steal Skeeter’s spot? Nobody can beat Skeeter at batting. But when it comes to fielding, he’s hopeless. His confidence isn’t helped by Tommy Scott’s determination to replace him on the team. Feelings between the two boys grow even worse when Skeeter accidentally injures Tommy’s dog. Will Skeeter overcome his clumsiness, or will he …

No Arm in Left Field

Being the new kid is never easy… Terry Delaney doesn’t mind his family’s move from Long Island to Forest Lake. But he figures being one of the few black kids in town may make fitting in more difficult. Terry is pleasantly surprised when he finds a friend in Mick Jordan and tries out successfully for …

Pressure Play (previously published as Hard Drive to Short)

Tension builds at shortstop… Travis Bonelli is so wrapped up in his horror video contest that his performance at shortstop is going downhill. When people tell him he’d better start shaping up, Travis wonders if baseball is all anyone cares about. Then he receives a series of anonymous warnings to improve his playing…or else. suddenly …

Prime Time Pitcher

For a read as exciting as a fastball, take a swing at…Prime Time Pitcher Pitcher Koby Caplin is the best thing to happen to the Monticello Cardinals in years. With his impossible-to-hit fastball, he starts his team off to a fantastic season — so fantastic, in fact, that the local television station decides to do …

Shortstop from Tokyo

Will Stogie’s resentment ruin the team? Stogie Crane wants to play shortstop for the Mohawks, but a new boy from Japan is assigned to the position. Stogie tries not to become resentful of SAM Suzuki, but he can’t help it. When Sam’s glove is found ruined in Stogie’s yard, it looks as though they will …