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Rookie of the Year

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  73 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The complex web of relationships that make up a major-league baseball team is the heart of this story about a rookie pitcher who becomes a threat to his team's chances for the pennant.

Includes an introduction by Bruce Brooks.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1987)
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Rookie of the Year by John R. Tunis is a book that talks about baseball. In the book a baseball team, the Dodgers, pick up a rookie pitcher that becomes a great baseball player. The team was not good and was in last place. When they signed a rookie pitcher to the team, Bones, they started winning games and started to move up in the league. Bones made some bad decisions which was a setback to the team, but they solved them and moved on to winning games. Bones Hathaway, the rookie pitcher, is the ...more
If you want a suspenseful, exiting, realistic fiction novel about baseball, Rookie of the year by John R. Tunis is the book for you. It starts as a player/manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, his name is spike Russell, trying to get his team back into the playoff race.
His team is 10 games behind the division leading cardinals. even though they are way behind in the standings, spike believes that he can rally his team to the World Series. It may seem that the dodgers already have their work cut out
William D.
This book is the best book Ive ever read. This book is about a 13 year old boy who after getting a suverd injury in his arm, the oporation did not go as well as he thought.Then when he threw the ball he ended up throwing 10 mph.He got reconized after he cought a ball. (he was in a maor league baseball game)He threw it back to the pitcher so fast that the eveybody started looking at him and the mayor leuge team talked to him, So the team offered him to play for there mayor leuge baseball team.Soo ...more
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Nov 30, 2009 Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Snail in Danger (Sid) by: free books bin
I found this in the free books bin and figured, why not? Maybe it will allow me to appreciate baseball more. I can't say that it necessarily did that, but it established the time and settling well. The plot was kinda simplistic - but then, it was written for the 8-and-up age group.

There aren't many clues to time period, except an offhand comment - one of the older players played during Babe Ruth's last year as a player. So, late 30s or sometime in the 40s?

EDIT: on re-read, and with the knowledge
This book is great for anyone that loves the sport of baseball. It is about a Brooklyn Dodgers team who have the perfect balance of veterans and youngsters. They always have luck on their side, and use the luck to win a lot of games and get into the postseason. I think this book is very interesting because it feels like you are in the clubhouse with the team. It is a must read for sports fans.
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