Play Ball Like the Pros (Paperback)

Tips for Kids from 20 Big League Stars

By Steve Krasner

Peachtree Publishing Company, 9781561455355, 195pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2010

List Price: 13.95*
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Major league ball players explain the mechanics of how they successfully field, pitch, catch, hit, and more.
In this inside look at the fundamentals of baseball, author and seasoned sports writer Steven Krasner offers in-depth interviews with a Major league athlete, a glossary of baseball terms, historical anecdotes, and examples of real-life game situations. Best of all, the players share their childhood baseball memories.
Who should a young baseball player turn to when he or she wants to know the best way to handle an infield ground ball with players on first and second? How about New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter or Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia? More than just a how-to guide for playing baseball, Play Ball Like the Pros is an intimate look at how professionals do what they do, and how the struggles and influences of their early years informed their later successes.