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Ray & Me (Baseball Card Adventures #10)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  287 ratings  ·  35 reviews
The ball hit me. It sounded like a bomb going off in my head. Everything went dark. The last thing I remember was hearing somebody yell, "Call 911!"

When Stosh gets hit in the head with a baseball, he's lucky to survive. Then he learns about another player who wasn't so lucky—Ray Chapman, the only player in major league history to get hit by a ball and die. If only they'd h
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2009)
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Dan Rogers
In my classroom my students and I are blogging about the books we've been reading. As I finish a book I will post the same review here that I post for my students to read. Therefore, what follows is the review I wrote and posted this morning to our class blog page.

This book is either the 9th or 10th in Dan Gutman’s “Baseball Card” series featuring the main character Joey Stoshman (Stosh). This book opens with Stosh being asked by his coach (Flip Valentini) to move from his usual position (shorts
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Jake H
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Joe Stoshack, a young baseball fanatic, has a gift of traveling through time. Flip Valentini, his baseball coach, is one of his best friends. Stosh takes on this adventure of saving Ray Chapman’s life of being the only player in history of dying from getting hit by a baseball. Because they didn’t have baseball helmets when Ray played, he died from one hard pitch to the head. This encouraged Stosh after he was hit from a baseball. Stosh was not feeling good, but his coach, Flip, encourages
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Jayren
This books is a really great series because it creates a lot of suspense and worrying. I like this book because not only does it really make you on your end of your seat but it really tells you a lot about the main characters and I think this book would be very good for you to read. In this book, there are a bunch of characters but the main people are Ray, Babe Ruth and they boy Charles and throughout the story, they travel back in time to prevent a famous baseball star from dying from a ball co ...more
Stephanie Gamez
I liked this book a lot. It was a very interesting book that took place in a baseball field and 1920's

This book takes place in a baseball field and in the 1920's also in a baseball field. When it talked about the 1920's it was a kid that traveled from the future to the past (1920's). He traveled to the past to stop a baseball from hitting Ray Chapman in the head which lead him to death, but when he tried to prevent the ball from hitting him the security stopped him and that's when he got hit in
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Debbie
Yet another book (so it's a quick read) recommended by Granddaughter A. She read this one for a book talk she will be giving at school and after she told me about it, I definitely wanted to read it. So glad that I did.

Joe Stoshack, known as Stosh, has the ability to travel back in time by holding onto a baseball card from that year. After he is hit in the head by a ball and recovers after being in a coma for 2 weeks, he decides he wants to go back in time to see if he can prevent the death of R
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Caleb Lattin
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Nick G.
I just read the book Ray and me by Dan Gutman. It is 173 pages long and is historical fiction. I rated this book four stars because it had a a lot of action. Once in the book the main character Joe Stoshack and a doctor who go back in time get arrested and thrown in an insane cell with straight jackets on. They end up escaping with a cool trick. Also Joe gets hit in the head with a batted ball. That is why I rated it four stars. This is the general info on the book Ray and Me.

The book start w
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Dillon
Mar 10, 2014 Dillon added it
I liked the book. It was an exciting book. I liked how the book gave real facts and information about history. In this book joe has a power that he can travel back in time while holding a baseball card. He travels back to the time and place of the player on the card. He travels back to Ray Chapmans baseball game and tries to save his life. It is a very good book and I recommend this book to everybody that likes adventure.
Gina
Another great book, which was recommended to me by my son, in the Baseball Card Adventure series. These are such good books for boys, who tend to be reluctant readers. I love the concept of Stosh tine traveling with his baseball cards to go back in time to meet and learn about different baseball players lives. In this episode, after Stosh gets hit in the head with a ball, he learns of Ray Chapman who was the first professional baseball player who died when he was hit in the head by a wild pitch. ...more
Alex Bemis
This book is part of the series Baseball Card Adventures. This book was published in 2009, and I think it would make a great addition to my library. This book and the series would probably appeal to boys more than girls, but it is important to have books in your library for everyone.
Max W
Joe “Stosh” Stoshack is back with a new is adventure in history. This time he is going to try change history again. He is trying to change the fate of Ray Chapman and the career of Carl Mays. He traveled back in time to 1920 twice read and find out more. This is part of the & me series by Dan Gutman.

The one main character is Joe Stoshack: He is a very important character because he can travel through time by using baseball cards, and is a great athlete.

There are no real issues with this boo
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Danny Karmin
For my 3rd quarter independent reading Ray and Me is another in the sports series written by Dan Gutman about baseball players in history. The main character Stosh gets hit in the head with a baseball, he goes back in time to try to save Ray Chapman, a batter who was killed by a pitch back in 1920, New York. While in 1920 New York Stosh meets such baseball greats as Babe Ruth and Tris Speaker. As much as Stosh tries to change fate, ultimately he can't and Ray Chapman does die. This book is inter ...more
Wooden Horse
This is the first Baseball Club Adventure I've read. The other books were referenced however it seems as though they are probably all stand alone stories. I was surprised by how much 'other' information there was as I expected the story to just be about baseball. Women's suffrage, prohibition, segregation, world wars, cancer, AIDS, brain surgery, drunk drivers, split families, etc. etc. etc. There is so much more and yet it is all mentioned as a matter of fact without much explanation or analysi ...more
Ben Crosbie
Interesting book about the only player in MLB history to die because of getting hit by the ball.
Omarr6
My most favorite book was Ray & Me. It is about a kid named Joe Stoshack who didn't want to pitch and ended up pitching and he cracked his head open. So Flip and Dr.Wright told Stosh about the story of Ray Chappman. Ray Chappman is the only baseball player to die by a base ball. So then Stosh wants to go back in time to save Ray.Stosh faces many challenges through the story. Stosh couldn't save Ray the first time neither the second time. The second time Stosh took Dr.Wright to save Ray but D ...more
Antonio
This book is a fiction book. A part that shocked me was that his coach forced him to play pitcher. So he did play pitcher but, he pitched to the hardest hitter in the league. The guy hit the ball Then smacked the main character in the head. He had a coma for 2 weeks! That part made the book really strong. I really diged this book because sometimes when I didn't want to read so I read one chapter and got really intressting. The main action took place in a baseball park. I liked the book all the w ...more
Brendan
It is awesome
Ben
Ray and me is a great book because it has real information combined with fictional characters. In my opinion, this was one of Dan Gutman's better books. This book is one of the sequels in a series. I think that it was good that he included this event in a book because it is one of the most important games in the game of baseball.
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George
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Jennie
Jul 02, 2009 Jennie added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 4-6
Recommended to Jennie by: Heather Pickar
Fantasy genre. Series written by Dan Gutman about baseball players in history. The main character Stosh gets hit in the head with a baseball, he goes back in time to try to save Ray Chapman, a batter who was killed by a pitch back in 1920, New York.
The Styling Librarian
Enjoyed the read. Glad OBOB possibles had me read it... interesting to see how the character is growing and how many know his secret. Good story but I don't know if it dug deep enough into the paradox of time travel...
Caroline Brandeberry
I thought that this book was really good. I loved that it was very educational and that it was a pretty fast read. I personally thought that it was going to be boring because it was about baseball but I loved it
Kari
Battle of the Books - the ONE book I so wasn't looking forward to reading - and yet - it was one of the best - not all about baseball (my fear) but a great way to introduce kids to so many historical facts...
Chloe Galloway
i gave it five stars becacuse this book was really good cause i fell like i was really back in 1920.so the the athuaer did a good jobon the book.and i can't wate to read the rest of them!:)
Courtney
Well, I was bound to come across one of the Battle of the Books that wasn't my favorite. I just don't like baseball and I have issues with time travel as well.
Rob
BOB 2012 - As a kid I loved baseball and baseball cards, and science fiction, and you would think that they could mix well, but this book was pretty meh.
Ryan
Feb 02, 2011 Ryan is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
these books are pretty cool.there about a boy that gets magic baseball cards and time travels and has an adventure with the famous baseball player
Isaac Casino
Ray Chapman the only man to die from a baseball to the head. Good book has a lot of adventure and history about Ray Chapman.
Matthew
Stosh got hit in the head with a ball. Then he decides to go to the past to save Chapman's life. GREAT BOOK!!!!
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The author of over 80 books in a little over a decade of writing, Dan Gutman has written on topics from computers to baseball. Beginning his freelance career as a nonfiction author dealing mostly with sports for adults and young readers, Gutman has concentrated on juvenile fiction since 1995. His most popular titles include the time-travel sports book Honus and Me and its sequels, and a clutch of ...more
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