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Haunting at Home Plate

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With only a few games left in the regular season, Nelson just wants to play baseball and maybe realize his dream of pitching. His cousin Mike tells him the story of a boy who fell from a tree to his death while watching his brother play ball. When messages to the team begin to appear in the dirt near home plate, the team must decide what to make of them.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Albert Whitman & Company
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Haunting at Home Plate was a quick and enjoyable middle grade read. The story follows the main character Nelson's baseball team as they vie for a local Little League playoff spot. But when their loudmouthed manager is suspended and two of their star players quit, things don't look good for the Dodgers. And things take a ghostly turn when it appears that the park where Nelson's team practices may be haunted by the ghost of a long-dead young baseball fan!

Even for a lukewarm baseball fan like me, I
Haunting at Home Plate is a good book for middle to upper elementary students to read. It's thrilling and keeps the attention of students by being something familiar and interesting. Also great for some middle to upper elementary boys who may feel that don't have a lot of books geared towards their likes at the age.
Dayna Smith
A group of young baseball players struggle to pull their team together and win a championship after their manager and two of their best players leave the team. Are they being helped by the ghost of a dead boy who loved baseball?
Read in third and forth grade, honestly one of my favorite books! I love baseball as well!
Meghan J
i could read this book a million times in one day it is just that good
Ian Rhines
Is kind of scary but is a good book.
This book was awesome!!!
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Have a good minded coach
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