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It is every baseball kidas 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 couldnat 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 Bishopaonce 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.

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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.

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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.

About the Author

Mike Lupica is the author of many novels for sports fans. His columns for the New York Daily News are syndicated nationally, and he is a regular on ESPN's The Sports Reporters. Partial to the little guys, Mr. Lupica enjoys coaching youth basketball. He lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, with his wife and their four children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142417829
Author:
Lupica, Mike
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Baseball
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.5 x 0.73 in 0.59 lb
Age Level:
10-14

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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.
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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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