This Is the Game (Hardcover)

By Diane Z. Shore, Owen Smith (Illustrator), Jessica Alexander

HarperTorch, 9780060555221, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 22, 2011



This is the swish
as the pitch whizzes by

from the mound to the plate
in the blink of an eye.

From its beginning, as a pickup game played in alleyways, to the fan-filled stadiums of the major leagues, baseball has played a rich role in American history.

In this glorious tribute to our nation's favorite pastime, rich verse and vibrant illustrations bring the game of baseball to action-packed life.