Cal Ripken, Jr.'s All-stars: Super-sized Slugger

Hardcover | March 6, 2012

byCal Ripken Jr., Kevin Cowherd

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Cody Parker is the new kid in school. He''s overweight, scared and hates his new life in Dullsville, Maryland, aka Baltimore, where he''s a target okay, abigtarget for brutal teasing. But he loves baseball. And despite his size, he plays third base like a dream. Too bad he''s competing for the starting job on the Orioles of the Dulaney Babe Ruth League against budding hoodlum Dante Rizzo, who vows to squeeze Cody''s head like a grape if he beats him out. Life gets even more complicated when Cody''s school, York Middle, is beset by a rash of mysterious thefts, a crime wave that threatens to sideline Cody and ruin a golden season for the Orioles. Will Cody ever succeed in getting people to see him for who he really is?

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Cody Parker is the new kid in school. He's overweight, scared and hates his new life in Dullsville, Maryland, aka Baltimore, where he's a target okay, abigtarget for brutal teasing. But he loves baseball. And despite his size, he plays third base like a dream. Too bad he's competing for the starting job on the Orioles of the Dulaney Babe Ruth League against budding hoodlum Dante Rizzo, who vows to...

Cal Ripken, Jr.was a shortstop and third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles for his entire twenty-one-season career (1981-2001). Nicknamed "The Iron Man" for his work ethic and reliability on the field, Cal Ripken, Jr. is most remembered for playing a record 2,632 straight games over seventeen seasons, shattering the record previously held by the legendary Lou Gehrig. Cal was a nineteen-time all-star and is one of eig...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:March 6, 2012Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:142314001X

ISBN - 13:9781423140016

Appropriate for ages: 8

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