Hey Batta Batta Swing!

The Wild Old Days of Baseball

By Sally Cook; James Charlton; Ross MacDonald (Illustrator)
(Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9781416912071, 56pp.)

Publication Date: February 27, 2007

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Description

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE OF BASEBALL IN THIS FUNNY, FASCINATING JOURNEY FROM THE EARLIEST GAMES TO TODAY.

Discover what it was like before there was a pitching mound or players had numbers on their jerseys. Learn how Babe Ruth got his nickname, why Brooklyn's team was called the Dodgers, and what Roger Clemens gave to keep his lucky number 21 when he switched teams. See what clever ways players have found to win -- even ways to cheat! Sprinkled throughout are definitions of baseball's weird and wacky vocabulary, from a meatball to Uncle Charlie.

Find out which player was traded for a bag of prunes, but don't trade this book for anything! Ross MacDonald's lively pictures bring fans close to the action with plenty of mischievous fun in this free-swinging tribute to the boys of summer.




About the Author

Sally Cook's first book for children was Good Night Pillow Fight, illustrated by Laura Cornell. Ms. Cook is also the co-author, with Gene Stallings, of Another Season, a New York Times bestseller. She lives in New York City.




Praise For Hey Batta Batta Swing!

“This is a charming and hilarious tale that fantasizes about the beginnings of baseball. A sure hit with boys.” --James Patterson (USA Weekend)

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