Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Highpockets” as Want to Read:
Highpockets
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Highpockets, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Highpockets

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
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
...more
Charles
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
...more
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.
Jack
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.
Tracy Wymer
Sep 09, 2010 Tracy Wymer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The book that sold reading to me.
Jim
Jim rated it it was amazing
Mar 26, 2012
Blaine Welgraven
Blaine Welgraven rated it really liked it
Dec 06, 2014
Joshua E Schneider
Joshua E Schneider rated it it was amazing
May 14, 2017
Leanne
Leanne rated it really liked it
Jun 25, 2012
Joan Ringel
Joan Ringel rated it it was amazing
Jul 30, 2014
Jackmccullough
Jackmccullough rated it liked it
Jan 16, 2009
James
James rated it liked it
Dec 16, 2007
Bob Jones
Bob Jones rated it really liked it
Nov 28, 2011
Brett
Brett rated it really liked it
May 04, 2014
J.L. Callison
J.L. Callison rated it really liked it
Jan 27, 2016
Josh
Josh rated it it was amazing
Aug 30, 2012
Emily
Emily rated it it was amazing
Aug 14, 2009
Phil
Phil rated it it was ok
Feb 06, 2013
Alan Gold
Alan Gold rated it really liked it
Mar 27, 2016
Henry Zuzzles
Henry Zuzzles rated it really liked it
Nov 25, 2012
Lee
Lee rated it really liked it
Aug 07, 2012
Deborah
Deborah rated it really liked it
Aug 25, 2007
Andrew
Andrew rated it it was amazing
Mar 20, 2007
Ashley Stangl
Ashley Stangl rated it it was ok
Aug 17, 2015
Andrew Eberle
Andrew Eberle rated it really liked it
Sep 27, 2011
Amy
Amy rated it liked it
May 17, 2015
Mark Hess
Mark Hess rated it really liked it
Jul 20, 2010
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Other Books in the Series

Brooklyn Dodgers (8 books)
  • The Kid from Tomkinsville
  • Keystone Kids (Odyssey Classic)
  • World Series (Odyssey Classics)
  • Rookie of the Year (Brooklyn Dodgers, #4)
  • The Kid Comes Back
  • Young Razzle
  • Schoolboy Johnson

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »