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Bill Pennant, Babe Ruth, and Me

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
At the start of the 1920 baseball season, 16-year-old Hank Cobb is assigned to train the New York Giants’ new mascot, a Mexican wildcat named Bill Pennant. Bill’s not too trainable, though, even with the help of sardines and mice. And if Hank can’t handle a cat, how can he handle his next charge, an undisciplined slugger for the Yankees named Babe Ruth? Ruth’s manager asks ...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published March 12th 2009 by Cricket Books
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Kim
Gr 5-9-It's 1920, and Hank Cobb, 16, is thrilled that his guardian, John McGraw, wants him to help out with the Giants' newest team member. Thinking that he is going to assist in breaking in a rookie, Hank discovers that instead he has the responsibility of taming the team's newest good luck charm, a Mexican wildcat named Bill Pennant. The animal does not travel well, so Hank is stuck in New York when the team goes on the road. Since the Giants and the Yankees share a stadium, it isn't long befo ...more
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Dec 12, 2012 Gehrig H. rated it really liked it
This book was a fun read, I enjoyed it's humor and irony and the thought of being a kid who whips rookies in the major leagues into shape. I also enjoyed the storyline and the setting of which the story took place. It took place back in the '20s and during the times that the great baseball player Babe Ruth was in the major leagues.
I can relate this book to my life by realizing that no challenge is too tough to handle. WIth hard work and dedication, any thing you set your mind to is possible. I
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I love how this book has so much history about the Black Sox Scancal, the day Chapman was hit, and more. This is the greatest baseball book I have ever read.
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