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Baseball Heroes

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews
"Baseball Heroes "is the first book in the middle grade nonfiction series Good Sports, about the inspiring life stories of major league athletes who have overcome obstacles in the course of their life and careers. Each book tells the stories of athletes who have encountered and overcome significant obstacles, and whose story exemplifies character and nerve in the face of a ...more
ebook, 128 pages
Published December 27th 2010 by Harcourt Brace and Company (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jennifer Wardrip
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BASEBALL HEROES features four players who changed the history of baseball. They faced the odds against them to play the game they loved.

Hank Greenberg was born to immigrant parents in New York City. His dream to play baseball almost didn't happen. Being Jewish didn't make him popular with the fans or the other players, but he didn't let that stop him.

Jackie Robinson faced cruel taunts and segregated locker rooms to become the first
Drew W
Baseball Heros by Glenn Stout is an incredable biography about 4 amazing people who have to overcome not being allowed to play in the MLB because of their color or race. This book has a message and very descriptive details that create picture in your mind. Some of the parts in the book can be boring to some readers, but, is a great book. People of all ages will love this book. This book is highly recommended and i give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Stout features four baseball pioneers who made history by breaking religious barriers (Hank Greenberg), color barriers (Jackie Robinson), ethnic barriers (Fernando Valezuela) and gender barriers (Ila Borders). What is unique about each player is the courage and dignity with which they handled themselves as they played the sport they loved. America's favorite pasttime took many decades before it could truly be enjoyed by all.
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Author of Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World (2009). Since becoming a full-time writer in 1993, Glenn Stout has written, ghostwritten or edited more than seventy books representing sales in excess of two million copies. Stout is also author of The Cubs, The Dodgers, Nine Months at Ground Zero, Yankees Century, Red Sox Century, and has ser ...more
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