The baseball season of 1951 doesn't arrive soon enough for young Jimmy Fletcher, and the perfect refuge for this 10-yearold boy during that enchanted summer in the fictional town of Marshfield is transformed into The Original Edison Field. That's where his dream of playing for the New York Yankees takes root. Unexpectedly, his quest ends all too soon.
Years later, he becomes a successful journalist in a small town, but his life is unfulfilled. Then, a magical moment occurs: The daughter he never saw grow up reappears in his life. She has holes in her heart that need to be filled, just as Jimmy does. The improbable circumstances soon take another unexpected twist. He rediscovers his ability to pitch and an unlikely fantasy comes true.
Moments before the final game of the 1993 season, Jimmy and his daughter run into a legendary player who instantly takes Jimmy back to 1951.
About this Baseball Book:Whatever happened to the good ol' days when baseball was fun? In recent headlines umpires are getting attacked, parents are fighting, coaches are over-bearing, and everyone seems to be taking what should be a fun game and turning it into a nightmare for kids and families alike. This baseball book addresses this issue with the perspective and advice of over 20 current coaches, parents, and experts. This is a must read for parents considering youth baseball as an activity and sport for their child. Coaches, Umpires, and Youth Baseball Leagues can use this as a guide to better understand that current attitudes and methods of coaching children.Get your copy today and see if you, your current coach, or league officials, are guilty of some of these practices that may be hurting children that play baseball.
Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. When a puddle appears in the playground and the taps stop working at school, a micro-sized Max decides to turn detective in Max the Detective and investigate what could be causing the plumbing problems. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.
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