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Rookie of the Year (Brooklyn Dodgers #4)

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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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Sep 21, 2016 Johnpatty rated it really liked it
A Baseball season is almost over for the Dodgers are down 10 games behind the Cardinals. A rookie pitcher Hathaway, as he gets worse Spike the manager gets closer to losing his job. Hathaway is risking his team the ability to go to the playoffs. Hathaway and Spike are getting close to being traded or even fired from MLB.

In the beginning of the book Hathaway does decent but then the season is almost over then he starts to get really bad uncontrollable with his pitches. Hathaway was a good batter
Aug 20, 2016 Charles rated it it was amazing
This book is one in the series about a fictional Brooklyn Dodgers team authored by Tunis. Most of the recurring characters appear in this one, yet the emphasis is on shortstop and playing manager Spike Russell along with rookie pitcher Hathaway.
When the story opens, the Dodgers are in fourth place and it is the last half of the season, but they have begun to gel as a team and are now winning. Although it will be difficult, there is a glimmer of hope that they will be able to challenge for the
Apr 07, 2015 Kyle rated it really liked it
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
Sep 15, 2013 5grootenhuis_parker rated it really liked it
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
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Sep 09, 2009 William D. rated it it was amazing
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 liked it
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
Jan 12, 2015 Jerry-Mac rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 19, 2012 Ryano rated it it was amazing
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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