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Who Got Game?: Baseball: Amazing but True Stories!

Derrick D. Barnes, John John Bajet

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USA, History & the past: general interest (Children's /, People & places (Children's / Teenage)

An illustrated book of true sports stories about baseball for middle grade readers by award-winning author Derrick Barnes,Who Got Game?: Baseball collects the coolest and most surprising tales about a favorite sport, from unsung heroes to priceless stories, stats, and amazing comebacks.

Celebrate the unheralded people and stories that helped shape the game of baseball! Meet unsung pioneers, like John Bud Fowler, William Edward White, and brothers Moses Fleetwood Walker and Weld Walker, four African Americans who integrated white teams decades before Jackie Robinson.Discover unforgettable moments, like the time a 17-year old girl named Jackie Mtchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.Marvel at records. Did you know that Japanese superstar Sadaharu Oh has a whopping 113 more career homers than Hank Aaron? And that s just for starters! This lively illustrated collection of shiny nuggets of baseball lore will transform you into a superfan who knows the game better than anyone else. Someone who s got game.

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