Anybody’s Game: The Story of the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball by Heather Lang

  Back of Book:   In 1950, Kathryn Johnston wanted to play Little League, but an unwritten rule kept girls from trying out. So she cut off her hair and tried out as a boy under the nickname “Tubby.” She made the team―and changed Little League forever. A great story about what it means toContinue reading “Anybody’s Game: The Story of the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball by Heather Lang”

Satchel Paige By Lesa Cline-Ransome

Back of Book: No one pitched like Leroy “Satchel” Paige. Fans packed the stands to see how many batters he could strike out in one game. He dazzled them with his unique pitching style, and he even gave nicknames to some of his trademark pitches — there was the “hesitation,” his magic slow ball, andContinue reading “Satchel Paige By Lesa Cline-Ransome”

The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America’s Hero by Barb Rosenstock

Back of Book: In the summer of 1941, Yankee center fielder Joe DiMaggio and his favorite bat, Betsy Ann, begin the longest hitting streak in baseball history. But when Betsy Ann goes missing, will DiMaggio keep hitting? Set on the brink of World War II, this is a spellbinding account of a sports story thatContinue reading “The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America’s Hero by Barb Rosenstock”

She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story By Audrey Vernick

Back of Book:  Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee Stadium just to see Babe Ruth’s mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first—and only—woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. From her childhood in Philadelphia to herContinue reading “She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story By Audrey Vernick”