Baseball's Best: Five True Stories

Paperback | March 24, 1990

byAndrew GutelleIllustratorCliff Spohn

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Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, and Hank Aaron—five amazing baseball legends. From the first black man to play major-league ball to the longest hitting streak ever, these are some of the game’s most inspiring stories. Find out what unforgettable feats won each player a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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"Using a you-are-there approach, Gutelle tells about five special moments in the careers of baseball Hall-of-Famers Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, and Hank Aaron. The present-tense gambit brings immediacy to the narratives, and the drama of the moment will grab young fans. Solid reading for third-graders".-...

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Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, and Hank Aaron—five amazing baseball legends. From the first black man to play major-league ball to the longest hitting streak ever, these are some of the game’s most inspiring stories. Find out what unforgettable feats won each player a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Illus. in full color & photos. "Using a you-are-there approach, Gutelle tells about five special moments in the careers of baseball Hall-of-Famers Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, and Hank Aaron. The present-tense gambit brings immediacy to the narratives, and the drama of the moment will grab young fans. Sol...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.16 inPublished:March 24, 1990Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394809831

ISBN - 13:9780394809830

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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"Using a you-are-there approach, Gutelle tells about five special moments in the careers of baseball Hall-of-Famers Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, and Hank Aaron. The present-tense gambit brings immediacy to the narratives, and the drama of the moment will grab young fans. Solid reading for third-graders".--Booklist