Master the fundamental skills of being a batter with this instructive book for baseball beginners. Learn all about batting stance, the sweet spot on a bat, and the best angle to hit a ball at. In addition, tips and drills help improve hitting accuracy, as well as speed and timing when running, stealing, and sliding.
It's baseball season, and Goofy can't wait to try out for the team. If only he knew how to play baseball! Join in the fun as Goofy's friends teach him how to bat, run the bases, and catch in this rhyming level 1 reader.
Bobby Kelly is a 12-year-old Brooklyn boy who loves playing stickball in the street with his friends and cheering for the Dodgers. Bobby's dream of being part of the Dodgers comes true in 1947 when he lands the job of bat boy for the team. There's just one thing Bobby's not sure about. The Dodgers are planning to do something that has never been done before. An African-American named Jackie Robinson will be playing for Brooklyn. Bobby isn't sure how to feel about it, especially since members of his family and kids in his neighborhood don't like the idea. In order to truly become part of the Dodgers, Bobby will have to learn to accept Robinson as a member of the team and learn from his example. This fictional story looks at an important point in baseball history from a young person's perspective and highlights the time period, including using popular slang from the East Coast in the 1940s.
"There's more to baseball than slamming big home runs. Pro players use many skills to help their teams on the field, such as throwing curveballs, stealing bases, and turning double plays. Follow the advice inside to play baseball like a pro!"
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