Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 160 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in
Published: February 14, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1423140036
ISBN - 13: 9781423140030
From the Publisher
Connor Sullivan is an All-Star shortstop on his Babe Ruth team, the
Orioles. He can hit and field with the best of them, but he''s got
one big problem: his temper. When he strikes out or makes an error,
he''s a walking Mt. Vesuvius, slamming batting helmets and throwing
gloves. His teammates are starting to avoid him, even his best
friend Jordy. His coach is ready to kick him off the team.
To make matters worse, things aren''t much better at home. His dad
is having trouble finding a new job after being laid off. Money is
tight. Connor''s dream of attending the prestigious Brooks Robinson
Baseball Camp this summer seems like just that now - a dream.
When the sports editor of the school paper threatens to do a big
story on his tantrums - complete with embarassing photos - Connor
realizes he has to clean up his act. But can he do it in time to
regain his teammates'' trust and help the Orioles win the
championship against the best team in the league?
About the Author
Cal Ripken, Jr. was a shortstop and third baseman
for the Baltimore Orioles for his entire career (1981-2001).
Nicknamed "The Iron Man" for his relentless work ethic and
reliability on the field, Ripken is most remembered for playing a
record 2,632 straight games over 17 seasons. He was a 19-time All
Star and is considered to be one of the best shortstops
professional baseball has ever seen. In 2007 he was inducted into
the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Since his retirement Ripken has
worked as President and CEO of Ripken Baseball, Inc. to nuture the
love of baseball in young children from a grassroots level. He
currently lives in Maryland with his wife and two children.
Kevin Cowherd has been a writer for the
Baltimore Sun since 1987, is nationally syndicated by the
Los Angeles Time - Washington Post news service, and is
the author of Last Call at the 7-Eleven, a book of
selected writings published by Bancroft Press. In 1990 he was
honored by the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors
for excellence in feature writing. He currently writes a sports
column and blog for the Baltimore Sun. He is also a
humorist, and an experienced Little League coach. He lives with his
wife and three children near Baltimore.