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Ray & Me (Baseball Card Adventures #10)

4.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  352 Ratings  ·  45 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
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2009)
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Dan Rogers
Oct 08, 2011 Dan Rogers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jake H
Mar 01, 2013 Jake H rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 16, 2016 Landen rated it really liked it
Ray & Me, by Dan Gutman was a great book. This book was about a kid named Joe Stoshack who can travel through time with baseball cards. During this book Joe gets hit by a ball in the head at his baseball game. After he is cured he hears about a guy named Ray Chapman who was the first guy to get hit in the head by a baseball and die. Joe goes back in time to try to save Ray read this great book to find out more.

I personally really liked this book. This book always kept me wanting to read m
Jean Marie
Apr 13, 2015 Jean Marie rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Personal Reaction: I enjoyed this story not only because it was fun to read about Joe, but it was also fun to read about Joe going back in time and read about baseball in the 1920s. I enjoy not only watching baseball but I also really enjoy reading about it and learning new facts. It was great to see Joe's reactions when Joe was able to meet multiple different baseball players and people along the way including Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, and Henry Houdini.

I think this would be a good book for ind
Nick McCarty
Apr 28, 2016 Nick McCarty rated it it was amazing
The main characters in this book are Stosh, Ray and Flip. Stosh is a young boy that is growing up in Louisville. He and his coach Flip have a very close bond. Flip owns a baseball card store and has pretty much taught Stosh everything there is to know about baseball. One day Stosh is struck in the head with a baseball and is pretty upset about it all. Flip then tries to comfort him with baseball stories like he always does. Flip tells him about Ray Chapman, the only player ever to be killed in a ...more
Gherig Svendgared
Oct 16, 2015 Gherig Svendgared rated it really liked it
“The ball hit me. It sounded like a bomb going off in my head. Everything went dark. The last thinwag I remember was hearing somebody yell call 911.” ( Pg 12) On August 17, 1920 Ray Chapman s killed by a pitched baseball. The baseball was pitched by Carl Mays. This was before helmets. When the main character, Stosh, heard about this he felt bad because of that pitch .Carl Mays was not accepted into the hall of fame. But Stosh had a special power where he could go back in time by only holding a b ...more
Nov 13, 2014 Jayren rated it liked it
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
Weston Graham
Mar 31, 2015 Weston Graham rated it liked it
Stosh was playing at a baseball game but, was hit in the head by a baseball and knocked out. Upon reawakening he learns about a player who wasn't so lucky when he was hit. The player's name is Ray Chapman, and he's the only baseball player who was ever killed by a baseball. Back in his day there were no batting helmets so, it's up to Stosh to fix that. As he travels back in time (don't ask where he got the powers) to save Ray he meets some other famous figures of that time.

I liked this book but
May 05, 2015 Jacob rated it it was amazing
A review of “Ray and me” By: Dan gutman
The book Ray and Me is a Sports novel . He plays baseball for the Chicago Cubs. The book is about a kid named stosh, that has special abilities to go back in time. The reason he goes in time is to keep ray a helmet and make sure he doesn't get damaged. They brought a Doctor to try to help Ray but Back then they black people couldn't be doctors then and when they found out he was black they put them in a cell that crazy people go in and they both had to wear
Hayden Calleo
Sep 07, 2015 Hayden Calleo rated it it was amazing
Ray And Me by Dan Gutman is a great book about baseball. It is historical fiction because it took place in a real time but the story wasn't real. It also had some real people with some made up people. In the book Stosh goes back in time to try and save Ray Chapman's life after he is hit in the head by a ball.

I really like this book because it is a great baseball story. It also has a good lesson in the story but I don't want to spoil it for you. If you are interested in baseball or fiction then y
Brett Miller
Nov 16, 2015 Brett Miller rated it really liked it
The character I like the most is Joey because he is a great kid who has had to go through a lot in life, and he has an awesome power of traveling through time. The setting of this story is important because it takes place in the 21 century, and then it goes back to the 1900s with Joey's tie traveling. If I were Joey I would travel through time to see all of the World Series in person. I would have to find a lot of baseball cards to do it, but it would be worth it. This book makes me think about ...more
Stephanie Gamez
Nov 12, 2014 Stephanie Gamez rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 25, 2014 Debbie rated it it was amazing
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
Caleb Lattin
Sep 26, 2014 Caleb Lattin rated it liked it
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Sam S
Mar 13, 2015 Sam S added it
I liked this book a lot. I like these kinds of books because the kid goes back in time to see legendary baseball players.
The kid went back in time to see a legendary baseball player nicknamed Flip. When he went back in time the kid started to ask flip all these questions about his baseball career. At the begining when the kid first gets to see Flip and tells Flip he's from the future he doesn't believe him because it's 1940s and TVs aren't even invented yet. So all these things the kid is tell
Nick G.
Feb 28, 2013 Nick G. rated it really liked it
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
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.
Bryan Ponce
Mar 04, 2015 Bryan Ponce rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
I think this book is a good book to read because its about a kid who can travel through time with a baseball card. anyone can read these kind of books but people who really love baseball and want to read about it they should look up Dan gutman because he wrote I think personally the best baseball books ever and I think you would enjoy them as much as I did.
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
Sep 28, 2014 Alex Bemis rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 13, 2013 Max W rated it it was amazing
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
Danny Karmin
Mar 21, 2012 Danny Karmin rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 16, 2014 Ben Crosbie rated it really liked it
Interesting book about the only player in MLB history to die because of getting hit by the ball.
Mar 08, 2013 Omarr6 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 10, 2012 Antonio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 04, 2014 Brendan rated it it was amazing
It is awesome
Aug 06, 2011 Ben rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Nov 14, 2009 George rated it really liked it
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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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