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Keystone Kids (Brooklyn Dodgers #2)

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  76 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
When two young brothers join the Brooklyn Dodgers, one becomes team manager and must battle dissension and prejudice to unite the team and convince the players to accept the new Jewish catcher.
Includes an introduction by Bruce Brooks.
Paperback, 252 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published March 1943)
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Aug 24, 2016 Charles rated it it was amazing
This book introduces Spike and Bob Russell, brothers, orphans and a superb shortstop/second base combination. The story opens with them toiling in the minor leagues but making a very good impression on their manager Grouchy. With their skills and confidence, the brothers move up to the major leagues and begin playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. When they arrive, the team is that in name only, there is no cohesion among the players, and they are mired in the second division, with little hope of ri ...more
Nov 09, 2010 Ed rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Young Adults, sports fans.
Shelves: sports
When I was growing up, I read dozens of sports books. My favorite was O'Reilly of Notre Dame. The best author of these type of stories was John R. Tunis. Somehow I missed him, maybe because he wrote mostly about baseball and I was more interested in football. I recently was re-introduced to the genre on the internet and decided to mooch some of Tunis' books and see what I had missed.

If this book is typical of Tunis' stories, I'm sorry I missed them back in the 1940s and 50s when he was writing t
Aug 31, 2009 Badiss rated it really liked it
The protagonist of this book is Spike Russell. Spike manages the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Dodgers arent doing so well, and Spike struggles to keep them in the league standings. Spike then signs 3 new players to the team which make a big difference. One of the new players is Jewish and his other team mates dont like that. The teams gets worse until Jocko does something which changes the look of the team.

I would recommend this book to who wants to read an interesting book. You dont have to like bas
Jan 26, 2016 Cristina rated it liked it
I liked this book, though it is a good bit dated. The kid that plays well and is picked up by a team--from a small town--can't believe the great big world out there. Some character learning...
Aug 01, 2011 Kailey rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Boys 8-15
I was surprised to find that I liked this book. Reminded me of when I was a huge Braves fan as an early teen. The writing style is sharp and gritty, cutting right to the core of the thing without ceremony. Excellent stuff!
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
This is an interesting read. Captures the time period very well. The subplot with the Jewish catcher and the unexpected rise of one character to manager seem somewhat contrived ... but all in all it's not bad.
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