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 …

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 …

Baseball Pals (Power Pitcher)

Jimmie’s selfish move could ruin the whole team…. When Jimmie is elected captain of his baseball team, his first decision is to appoint himself pitcher — much to his teammates’ dismay. They already have a good pitcher, Paul. When Jimmie’s pitches fail to find their mark, his teammates let it be known that they want …

Challenge at Second Base

Stan Martin’s chances of playing second base seem next to zero at the start of the season. His rival for the position, Gary Newman, looks tough to beat. Stan loves baseball — maybe even more than his brother, Phil, who played pro ball until quitting suddenly the year before — but after experiencing a few …

Wing T Fullback

Bernie Morello knew how to play football, but he didn’t know how to fit in with the boys from the better side of town where his new school was located. Bernie came from across town, where the hard-working immigrant families lived. How Bernie lost a game but won the respect of his fellow players marks …

Crackerjack Halfback (Halfback Attack)

Freddie Chase is a good football player with one major flaw: He’s afraid to tackle. He tries hard to cover up his fear, but soon Coach Sears and the other Sandpipers know all about it. The team is fighting to finish the season at the top of the league, but how can they hope to …

Touchdown for Tommy

Is football Tommy’s key to a new home? Football isn’t just Tommy’s favorite sport—he also thinks that it’s the key to a good home. The recently orphaned Tommy is delighted to discover that his foster father, Mr. Powell, coaches Midget League football. By playing well, Tommy hopes that he will make Mr. Powell want to …

Wingman on Ice

Tod Baker is sure his new hockey stick will improve his game significantly. But when his team loses to its archrival, he realizes that good stickhandling and passing require hard work and practice more than top-notch equipment. Blaming himself for the team’s loss, he hides his new stick in his closet with a vow not …

On the Court with… Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard was a high school phenomenon who soared head and shoulders above all other players to become the number-one draft pick in 2004. Since joining the Orlando Magic, Howard has powered the team to its first NBA Finals in more than a decade. He’s an absolute monster on the boards.And in 2009 won the coveted Defensive Player …

On the Field with…Albert Pujols

“Since his rookie year in 2001, Albert Pujols has been a rising star in Major League Baseball.  He’s already shattered records and led his team, the St. Louis Cardinals, to victory at the 2006 World Series.  A team player and determined athlete.  He’s both a superstar and a great role model for kids.”