On the Mound with…Randy Johnson

At six feet ten inches tall, the Seattle Mariners’ Randy Johnson was one of the most feared pitchers in baseball.  The 1995 Cy Young Award winner can hurl pitches at speeds of one hundred miles an hour.  He set major league strikeout records for at least 4 years.  Get an inside look at one of …

Two Strikes On Johnny

Johnny Doane’s brother Michael was blind.  Yet he loved to go with Johnny to the games the Cardinals played.  Johnny was the Cardinals’ center fielder, and Michael thought he was just about the best ball player ever.  Johnny knew he was not, that he was poor hitter, but he couldn’t bear to disappoint Michael.  So …

Long Stretch at First Base

Bobby Jamison worries that his older brother, Kirby, won’t be chosen to play first base for the All-Star team because he isn’t a strong hitter. Then he sees his chance to give Kirby the advantage over a better all-around player…but will his conscience let him take it?

Slide, Danny,Slide!

Slide, Danny,Slide! The exciting story of a boy’s devotion to baseball and how he helped build a ball park and put a Little League team together. Danny finds that even after organizing the Hornets, things do not run smoothly, and friendships are split–Danny and his friends on one side and Chigger and his friends on …

Little Lefty

Bill Bailey is the smallest member of the Blackhawks baseball team, but he can throw harder than anyone else on the team, including the regular pitcher. After hearing stories about “Little Lefty,” a pint-sized pitcher who made the big leagues, Bill is determined to earn some playing time. But just when he’s about to get …

The Lucky Baseball Bat

The first book ever published by Matt Christopher now in a special Anniversary Edition that is a faithful fascimile of the original book first published in 1954. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary, this edition reinstates the illustrations from the original edition, and celebrates the classic story. Will Marvin find his lucky bat—and his confidence—in time …

Return of the Home Run Kid

The exciting sequel to The Kid Who Only Hit Homers Sylvester Coddmyer III is a different player this season than he was the year before. Then, he hit homer after homer. Now, he’s lucky even to be in the starting lineup, let along get a chance at the plate. Then he meets a mysterious ex-ballplayer …

Stealing Home

Joey Gallagher is on top of the world. When his team’s pitcher is injured, he steps onto the mound and helps them win a crucial game. But his good mood ends abruptly when his mother announces that the exchange student they’ve been waiting for is due to arrive in a week. Joey is less than …

Baseball Flyhawk

What’s the first baseman got against Chico? Chico Romez is new to the Royals baseball team. All the players welcome him and his ability in the outfield—all the players except one, that is. String Becker, the first baseman and most popular member of the team, seems to have it in for Chico. He yells at …