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Double Play at Short

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  60 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Twelve-year-old Danny thinks that there is something very familiar about the girl who plays shortstop on the team he faces during the championship series, and his curiosity leads him to a surprising discovery about his own adoption.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published 1995)
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Geovanny ocampo
Oct 02, 2014 Geovanny ocampo rated it really liked it
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Do you really like baseball well this is the kind of book for you. the genre of my book is fiction.

First of all my story takes place on a baseball field. It's important because that's were the story mainly takes place. The conflict in my book is Danny the best player on his baseball team wanted to find out who was the mysterious shortstop on the jaguars team but he couldn't because he was distracted on the way she plays. So Danny sends the mysterious girl the best player on her te
Title: Double Play At Short
Author: Matt Christopher
Genre: Young Adult

Challenges: 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, Read and Review Challenge 2010, Read Your Own Books 2010, TBR Challenge 2010, Reading From My Shelves Project 2010, 100 + Reading Challenge, Young Adult Reading Challenge, YA Through the Decades, Pages Read 2010, A to Z challenge,

Rating: 3/5
No. of Pages: 139
Published: 1995

Back Cover: Danny Walker is on eof the best players the team has; in fact, his adoptive parents and sister con
Gavin Ludlow
Sep 20, 2015 Gavin Ludlow rated it liked it
Double Play at Short by Matt Christopher tells a story about a boy that loves the game of baseball and the challenges he faces. He is great at shortstop, an amazing batter, and he is a shoe-in for the all star team until one day when a girl named Tammy moves into his neighborhood. She plays just like he does. Same batting stance, same field position, and throws with her right hand and bats left handed just like him. She is just as good as Danny and she looks like him too. He begins to get ...more
Nov 19, 2015 Ayden rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: underdogs
This book was about Danny Walker who is a great player trying to get on the All-Star team which is a amazing possibility. Intel a girl named Tanny Aikens who is a great player also and could take the all-star team. So Danny does some research and found out that she is adopted just like him. He ended up finding out that they are twins! Also they are playing each other in the championship. Will finding out the they are twins through off their game? Read the book to find out what happens next.

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Michael Burhans
Feb 27, 2013 Michael Burhans rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
I'm having a hard time deciding how to rate this. I'm looking for books for a friend for their young son who is not a big fan of reading but loves sports. I checked this one out. A good story but sometimes the long description, inning by inning of baseball games gets in the way of the narrative. On the other hand I suspect those descriptions will be exactly what draws in the young man in question who is sports obsessed, especially baseball.

Underneath the baseball is a sad story just barely exp
Christian Jacob
Oct 29, 2014 Christian Jacob rated it liked it
The book Double Play at Short was an interesting book I would have never guessed what happened in the end. It was about a guy and a girl name Danny and Tammy. They are twins but they have no clue! They meet up in the championship baseball game for little league. That's where Danny thinks that Tammy is kind of like him. Tammy finally finds out that they are twins after Danny tells her. Danny finds out from his step mother and he accidentally told Tammy and she was upset but in the end they both ...more
Oct 28, 2014 Hayden rated it it was amazing
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Matt Christopher is the writer young readers turn to when they're looking for fast-paced, action-packed sports novels. He is the best-selling author of more than one hundred sports books for young readers.

Matt Christopher is America's bestselling sports writer for children, with more than 100 books and sales approaching six million copies. In 1992, Matt Christopher talked about being a children's
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