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World Series (Brooklyn Dodgers #3)

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Roy Tucker and his Brooklyn Dodgers teammates summon every ounce of their collective skill to fight for the greatest title in baseball--World Series champs.

Includes an introduction by Bruce Brooks.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1941)
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Joey Dice
Mar 15, 2012 Joey Dice rated it really liked it
I thought World Series was a good book, but it wasnt what I thought it was. It is about a rookie Baseball player named Roy Tucker playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the world series. They have a large task at hand they have been battling with injuries and its gonna take all of them to beat the Cleveland. They were tied in the series it was the 7th game and Cleveland was up by one run. They"re manager Old David Lenord hasnt ever one a world series with the dodgers and has been there for years. T ...more
Justin 833
Mar 01, 2009 Justin 833 rated it really liked it
World Series

The book that I read was World Series, and the author is John R. Tunis. The genre is historical fiction. The main character is Roy (Kid) Tucker. He was the right fielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The story takes place in the late 1930’s.
Roy is a younger player on the team, who still has a lot to learn. Throughout this book, he learns just about everything. He is a solid fielder with a fantastic arm. He used to be a pitcher, but he hurt his arm so he was converted into an outfielder
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Hayden Udall
Mar 30, 2015 Hayden Udall rated it really liked it
Shelves: 10th-grade-books
I thought the book was pretty good. I love baseball so it kept me entertained throughout the book. Most of the book wasn't very exciting except during the games, but i didn't mind because love baseball. The author did a good job keeping the book flowing pretty well which helped to read the book easily.
Jack
Oct 01, 2008 Jack rated it really liked it
World Series
John R. Tunis

The Brooklyn Dodgers are underdogs in the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. The rookie Roy Tucker is the Dodgers' best hitter, but he gets hit in the head the first game and has to sit out the next two games. That puts Dave Leonard, the commanding manager of the Dodger under intense pressure. He never gets down on his team. Razzle Nuegent, the Dodgers' best pitcher, is put under pressure when the team falls behind three games to one. Does Roy get back in time?
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Nicolas Conforti
Jan 18, 2016 Nicolas Conforti rated it it was amazing
The book was so good it really told how the Brooklyn Dodgers pulled through in the bottom of the 10th to win the world series. But to get the full affect you have to read the first book called The Kid From Tomkinsville.
Adam
Sep 17, 2009 Adam rated it liked it
Shelves: kid-books, sports
Originally published in 1941, it is part of a series that follows Tucker from being a young man on the family farm to being the rising star on the Dodgers team contending in the World Series. Today the series reads like "historical fiction" (a term that I have serious issues with..)and is one of the better sports novels from the era. Most of the characters are two dimensional, but Tucker has just enough depth to keep the story interesting as he handles adversity. There are too many exnteded pass ...more
Charles
Dec 19, 2012 Charles rated it really liked it
I read a bunch of young adult baseball books when I was a kid. This was my favorite, and it holds up well. I really like the feel of its old-timey wide-eyed love for baseball. It doesn't strike me as a realistic portrayal of what things were really like in the MLB in the 40s, but it's still a pretty interesting historical document for what it says about how kids in the 40s might have *imagined* it all going down.
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Oct 27, 2009 Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all sports fans (but note that it's part of a series)
I'm not a huge baseball fan, but the dramatic tension toward the end literally gave me that hair-raising excitement feeling. Also: it's interesting to read this and realize that some things about sports are timeless.
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Oct 25, 2011 Brett is currently reading it
Shelves: baseball
Reading this right now with my ten year old son.
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