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Brothers at Bat

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Brothers at Bat

The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team

By Audrey Vernick; Steven Salerno (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547385570, 39pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2012


The Acerra family had sixteen children, including twelve ball-playing boys. It was the
1930s, and many families had lots of kids. But only one had enough to field a baseball
team . . . with three on the bench The Acerras were the longest-playing all-brother
team in baseball history. They loved the game, but more important, they cared for
and supported each other and stayed together as a team. Nothing life threw their way
could stop them.

Full of action, drama, and excitement, this never-before-told true story is vividly
brought to life by Audrey Vernick's expert storytelling and Steven Salerno's stunning
vintage-style art.

Praise For Brothers at Bat

"A lively story about family loyalty and love of the game, pulled from the sidelines of baseball history."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A family's love and devotion to each other and to the game of baseball, depicted lovingly."--Kirkus "This story of a real American family whose bond was the game is brought to vivid life through illustrations."--Horn Book