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Publisher Comments:

From the #1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica comes the story of baseball's unsung hero: The Batboy

It is every baseball kids dream summer job: batboy for your hometown Major League team. Yet for fourteen year- old Brian, the job means more than just the chance to hang around his idols. Baseball was the job his father loved so much, in the end he couldnt leave it. Yet he could leave his family. Now Brian sees the job as the way to win back his father.

There is no winning back some people, though. Just ask Hank Bishop—once the most popular player in baseball before he was banned for using steroids. Now he is making his comeback. And an unlikely friendship slowly develops between this man in need of a family and this boy in need of a father.

Mike Lupica, king of the sports novel, delivers his most powerful and kid-friendly to date.

“A pennant winner.” –Kirkus Reviews

 

“Lupica. . .giv[es] his readers a behind-the-scenes look at major league sports. In this novel, he adds genuine insights into family dynamics and the emotional state of his hero.” –Booklist

 

“[T]his novel will undoubtedly appeal to those who equate summer with baseball, it should also win over readers who appreciate finely crafted storytelling and engaging characters.” –School Library Journal

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

An unlikely friendship slowly develops between a former baseball great in need of a family and the 14-year-old batboy in need of a father, in Lupica's most powerful and kid-friendly work to date.

Synopsis:

Brian is living every baseball kid's dream: he is a batboy for his hometown Major League team. Brian believes that it's the perfect thing to bring him and his big-leaguer dad closer together. And if that weren't enough, this is the season that Hank Bishop, Brian's baseball hero, returns to the Tigers for the comeback of a lifetime. The summer couldn't get much better! Until Hank Bishop starts to show his true colors, and Brian learns that sometimes life throws you a curveball.

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About the Author

Mike Lupica lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399250002
Author:
Lupica, Mike
Publisher:
Philomel Books
Author:
Dodge, Lucien
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Baseball
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.06x6.36x1.01 in. .96 lbs.
Age Level:
10-10

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"Synopsis" by , An unlikely friendship slowly develops between a former baseball great in need of a family and the 14-year-old batboy in need of a father, in Lupica's most powerful and kid-friendly work to date.
"Synopsis" by ,
Brian is living every baseball kid's dream: he is a batboy for his hometown Major League team. Brian believes that it's the perfect thing to bring him and his big-leaguer dad closer together. And if that weren't enough, this is the season that Hank Bishop, Brian's baseball hero, returns to the Tigers for the comeback of a lifetime. The summer couldn't get much better! Until Hank Bishop starts to show his true colors, and Brian learns that sometimes life throws you a curveball.

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