The Submarine Pitch

Bernie’s striking ’em out with his secret weapon! Bernie Shantz is thinking of hanging up his pitcher’s glove for good, but his best friend, Dave, won’t hear of it. Dave convinces him that all he needs is a secret weapon—an underhand throw known as the submarine pitch. Bernie agrees to give the pitch a try …

The Year Mom Won the Pennant

The Thunderballs’ new coach has a few tricks up her sleeve! When Nick’s mother takes on the job of coaching the Thunderballs, Nick is mortified. Being teased by his baseball team’s archrivals, the Tornadoes, makes it worse. But when Mom leads the Thunderballs to one victory after another in a race toward the pennant, Nick …

Windmill Windup

Kelly Conroy is stoked for the upcoming softball season. Last year her team almost won the championship. She can’t wait to rejoin her teammates and conquer the competition. Then the bomb is dropped—she’s been assigned to another team! Further complicating her life, her mon is spending all her free time with some guy Kelly can’t …

Baseball Jokes and Riddles

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 …