Hey Batta Batta Swing

7:25 PM Posted by Lori Calabrese

Author: Sally Cook
Author: James Charlton
Illustrator: Ross MacDonald
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 56 pages
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry (February 27, 2007)
ISBN-10: 141691207X
ISBN-13: 978-1416912071

Ever wonder what baseball was like back in the Golden Age of Baseball? Sally Cook, James Charlton and Ross MacDonald have hit it out of the ballpark with HEY BATTA BATTA SWING! It's jam-packed with interesting baseball facts and history and will appeal to both young readers and adults. Discover what it was like before there was a pitching mound or players had numbers on their jerseys. Learn how Babe Ruth got his nickname, why Brooklyn's team was called the Dodgers, and what Roger Clemens gave to keep his lucky number 21 when he switched teams. See what clever ways players have found to win — even ways to cheat! Sprinkled throughout are definitions of baseball's weird and wacky vocabulary, from a meatball to Uncle Charlie.

Written in a fun, conversational style, you'll discover some fascinating baseball lore, how baseball has changed over the years, and anecdotes and facts that will have you wanting to get out to the ballpark. MacDonald's cartoon illustrations make the book a fun read and bring the wild ole' days of baseball to life.
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