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Highpockets (Brooklyn Dodgers #6)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  51 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
"This is an exciting tale and one that will be long remembered for analysis of a sportsman who learns through adversity to adjust himself to his team and to his world."--Saturday Review.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 28th 1990 by Beech Tree Paperback Book
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Laura Verret
Oct 03, 2013 Laura Verret rated it really liked it
Cecil McDade is a loner. Although a dedicated ballplayer – and a good one – he can’t get the hang of team play. He’s always trying to show how good he is, to set records for himself, to pull all the stops even if it means disaster for his team. And the crowds sense this self service. They sense it and hate it…

It seems that “Highpockets” (Cecil’s nickname), will never learn to look past himself. That is, until the night when Highpockets accidently hits a young boy with his car and the lad lands i
Apr 26, 2015 Charles rated it it was amazing
This is a story of a selfish man altered by his love for an injured boy. Cecil (Highpockets) McCade is a rookie outfielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers whose primary thoughts are his batting average and other on-field accomplishments. He is not a bad person, he is a farm boy from North Carolina who wants to pay off the mortgage and help his younger siblings get an education. However, his constant thoughts only of himself turn off his teammates, coaches, fans and the sports writers.
However, while
Steven Peterson
Jan 21, 2011 Steven Peterson rated it liked it
A nice entry in the John Tunis series on the mythical Dodgers team that he renders in fictional form. There are other players at various stages of their careers on this team, such as Fat Stuff Foster and Raz Nugent and Roy Tucker. Cecil McDade is a rookie outfielder, whose nickname is "Highpockets." He is talented, but tends to have a high opinion of his skills and ends up not being well liked by his nteammates. The book describes his change after an accident involving a boy. A learning process ...more
Todd Melby
Oct 12, 2010 Todd Melby rated it did not like it
I was attracted to this book because Phillip Roth mentions Tunis in "American Pastoral." A morality tale. Startling in its repetitiveness. But awesome 1940s era language. I read a 1962 Scholastic Books paperback, yellowed by time.
May 28, 2013 Jack rated it liked it
Highpockets was a amazing story. It had suspense, and it taught a lesson in humility. I read this when I was 12 years-old and remember it well after 60+ years. As a pitcher in Grasshopper League, I learned a valuable lesson from Tunis. And yes, I am a baseball fan.
Maurice Ivan
Was nice Cecil was definately a star
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
Perhaps more like a 3.5. It bogs down a bit towards the middle, but once the car accident happens it picks up some steam. Not a bad read. These books capture baseball in this time period so well.
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Sep 09, 2010 Tracy Wymer rated it it was amazing
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