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Babe and Me (Baseball Card Adventures #3)

4.12  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,826 Ratings  ·  201 Reviews

On October 1, 1932, during Game Three of the Chicago Cubs—New York Yankees World Series, Babe Ruth belted a long home run to straightaway centerfield. According to legend, just before he hit, Babe pointed to the centerfield bleachers and boldly predicted he would slam the next pitch there. Did he call that shot, or didn't he? Witnesses never agreed. Joe Stoshack knows ther

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Published March 1st 2000 by Recorded Books (first published 2000)
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Jan 02, 2009 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: baseball fans
I don't like baseball. I don't have a young child at home who likes baseball. It's the time travel scenario that had me interested in reading this book. Also, Babe Ruth is a baseball player that I do know a little bit about. I am from Boston--- and he was The Bambino who placed a curse on my hometown team which has since, of course, been broken. But this is a book about his days as a member of the Yankees, specifically during the 1932 World Series against the Chicago Cubs.

Joe Stoshack is a kid w
Sean Torres
Sep 24, 2015 Sean Torres rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was the 2nd best baseball book I have ever read, well of course Jackie Robinson was 1st. It is still a good book , because you could learn so much about Babe Ruth that you didnt know about him. The author makes clear details of what is happening. You will learn more about baseball history.The thing I enjoyed the most was the adventure he has in the 1930s. I would recommend this book to people who like baseball.
Jaylen Kinnon
Most books about a boy meeting his idol describe a series of impractical events, that miraculously lead up to an encounter between the boy and his idol. With " Babe and Me" it only takes the touch of a baseball card. You will find out more about that later, when you read the book. But they way things take place in the beginning of the story, the rest of the story is great.

Dan Gutman does a good job giving characters the mannerisms and personality that they do. You feel engaged as you read the c
Blaine Sears
Jan 08, 2016 Blaine Sears rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a young boy who gets interested in baseball cards. One day the boy named Joey who discovered that he could travel through time with very old baseball cards. One of the cards he had was a Babe Ruth card and he wondered if the Babe legend was actually true. People said that when the Babe stepped up to home plate that he called his shot and hit the ball there. Joey was a very curious boy and wanted to know if the legend was true. That card had come from his dad and when his dad c ...more
Sarah Kinert
Mar 13, 2015 Sarah Kinert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Babe and Me was a very entertaining book. I loved it's twist on history and the cliff hangers that it left me on. I read this book constantly and enjoyed every moment.

In the beginning of the book the little boy is collecting baseball cards. Every time the boy holds an old baseball card, he feels a tingling sensation on his fingers. he gets scared and drops the card immediately. He soon finds out that the baseball cards can make him travel back in time to the date of the card. he does this const
Aug 01, 2014 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: level-s
Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction (Fiction)

Fountas and Pinnell Reading Level: S

Summary: When Josh Stoshack's dad is hard up for money and asks Josh for his Babe Ruth baseball card back (to sell), Josh offers his dad a compromise. Josh, through his own special magic, can take them both back to 1932 for two reasons, to pick up some more valuable Babe Ruth baseball cards and to see if Babe actually called his homerun in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the World Series. Their adventure in 1932 includ
May 13, 2014 Stephen.p rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Babe & Me 176 pages
By: Dan Gutman

I would recommend this book to people who like baseball and enjoy time travel or history because there is a very descriptive language for when he travels back in time, and it gives some of the 1932 baseball player facts from the New York Yankees. It was a very good book to read so, I would give it 5 out of 5 stars.

My first reason why I would recommend this book is that it is about a sport. The books main character is a boy that loves and plays baseball named
Jake Goldring
Feb 25, 2014 Jake Goldring rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Being interested in baseball and having played the game for over ten years, I found this book very interesting and adventurous. The book starts with a basic description of how the protagonist, Joe Stoshack goes back in time to priceless moments in sports history. Joe is a thirteen year old boy, who lives out his wildest dreams through time travels. He travels through a collection of historical baseball cards. This time, Joe chooses to go back in time and to visit the late World Series between th ...more
Nov 17, 2015 Joe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crash
Joe Stoshack is an ordinary kid. He loves to skateboard, play baseball and eat candy. There is something that makes Joe different, he has a power to go back in time. How you ask? Joe uses his baseball cards to revisit the best baseball moments in history. Joe has met Jackie Robinson, Honus Wagner and many other greats. When Joe finds a baseball card he gets a tingling sensation, then boom they go back into the year the card was made. However, times have been tough recently. His parents divorced ...more
Kate Schwarz
Oct 17, 2014 Kate Schwarz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-with-kids
Another excellent book in the Baseball Card Adventure series read with my son Ben.

In this book, Stosh travels back in time to meet Babe Ruth. In addition to meeting him and witnessing (from the Yankees' dugout!) the called shot (or was it a called shot?), Stosh sees first-hand what the country was like in the Depression. He sees boys playing baseball with an old sock of rocks, and realizes they probably never held a baseball in their life. He sees men fighting each other for pennies, and kids s
Mar 12, 2016 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a big baseball fan, but there is just something about Babe Ruth that goes beyond the game. He is an American legend. This is want drew me to this book, It was also nice that my two favorite teams the Cubs and the Yankees are featured. The story is about a thirteen year old boy, Joe Stoshack, who has the amazing ability to go back in time just by touching a baseball card. He wants to go back to 1932 and the famous called shot that Babe Ruth made in game three of the World Series between t ...more
Mar 29, 2015 Jarred rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The theme of the book is that they're are more important things in life than a baseball game. The conflict in the story is that Stosh doesn't get to spend a lot of time with his dad so he goes back in time with his dad to bond with him at a baseball game and they also want to see if Babe Ruth called his shot at the baseball game. One signpost that happens in the book is an aha moment when Stosh's dad realizes that when they go back in time they land in 1932 and the Great Depression is going on. ...more
Oct 25, 2015 Jackson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Babe and Me is a very entertaining story I love its twists in history and the cliffhangers and the interesting parts.

In the beginning there is boy names Joe Stoshacks that collects baseball cards, when he holds a old baseball card he gets a tingling sensation on his fingers he drops the card immediately. Then he soon finds out that old baseball cards can take him back into time.

Later on his dad and him travel back into time when the Yankees and Cubs World Series. They want to find out if Babe R
Matthew Madden
The main character in Babe and me is a boy named Joe. Joe's main goal in this book is to go back in time with magic baseball cards and see if the famous Babe called his shot in game three of the 1932 world series. My favorite part of this book is when Joe and his dad buy 75 baseballs in 1932 and try to get Babe to sign them all because they want to sell them in the future for money.

In this time travel adventure a boy named Joe tries to back in the 1932 world series and tries to see if Babe Ruth
Joe stoshack has a chance to go back in time to answer one of baseballs great questions, did babe ruth actually call his shot to center field. him and his father who has never spent much time with his son, has been recently laid off from his job, and he has high hopes for using the trip to 1932 to make money. Arriving in 1932 in New York City, Joe and his father almost immediately meet the great Babe Ruth, who offers to give them as many autographs as they would like. Joe gets to know him person ...more
Nick McCarty
Mar 22, 2016 Nick McCarty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this book there are three main characters. Stosh, Flip, and Babe Ruth. The setting of this book is in Louisville. Stosh plays baseball for the local baseball team and his coach is Flip. Flip owns a baseball card store and acts as a second father to Stosh. One day Flip is telling Stosh about the game Babe Ruth called his shot and says nobody knows for sure if he actually did. Stosh decides to travel back into time and see for himself. He never ends up seeing this but he does meet Babe Ruth. I ...more
Weston Graham
Mar 03, 2015 Weston Graham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is a famous myth about the 1932 World Series. On the 3rd game, in the fifth inning, Babe Ruth pointed to the left center bleachers. The very next pitch he hit a home run exactly where he pointed, and no one really knows if it really happened and that's what Joe Stoshack is going to find out. Ever since he was five Joe learned he could time travel to any time period using baseball card. When he goes back in time to the 1932 World Series, he is trying to find more money for his broke dad thr ...more
Brooks Barber
Nov 14, 2014 Brooks Barber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this book a boy named Joe has the power to travel through time. One day Joe's dad comes home and tells Joe and his mom he got fired from his job. And he needed a way to get money. He had a idea to get a lot of money he wanted to sell his Babe Ruth card. Read the book to find out what happens next.
Brett Miller
Nov 16, 2015 Brett Miller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The setting of this story is important because they go back in time by almost 100 years in an instant. They go from the 21 century to 1932. When they bring money with them it becomes more valuable because back then $5 was considered way more than it is now. If I could talk to one of the book's characters I would ask Joey if he could take me back in time with him. If he could I would totally go. the reason that I would go is because I could get to see how life was back then, some cool landmarks, ...more
Kylee Copeland
Feb 19, 2015 Kylee Copeland rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading the book "Babe and Me" by Dan Gutman. The whole series is about a boy named Joe who has the power to travel back in time with baseball cards. Everybody probably knows about Babe Ruth's called shot in game three of the 1932 World Series. Nobody really knows if it is true or not though. So Joe and his dad go back to 1932 and get tickets to the 1932, game three World Series game against the Chicago Cubs. Read this book to find out what happens! This book is fiction because ...more
May 04, 2015 Aj rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 10-points
Great read for people who love baseball and its rich history. A good father son reading as well, has some history reference points in it throughout American history and baseball history.
Tom's dad was completely broke and had to move in to toms and his moms apartment. Tom's dad was the only one who new that tom could go back in time using his baseball cards and asked tom if he could go back in time and a get an signed ball by babe ruth. Those balls were worth millions. Tom always wanted to see if babe ruth actually called his shot on the last game of the world championship. But when they got there they noticed that every one was sad and gloomy, this was because of the depression ...more
Isabella G.
I currently just finished the book Babe and Me by Dan Gutman
In this book it talks about Babe Ruth baseball all star along time ago back in the 20th century. This book gave me a lot of attention because it is such a good book by my favorite author Dan Gutman. They talk mostly about Babe Ruth’s life in this book. There is a kid who travels back in time with baseball cards which I think is a brilliant idea by the Author. Babe Ruth has many issues in his life as you read this book read this book to
Dec 13, 2012 Logan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great amazing fun book for the kids just an all around great book ps the boys loved it
Ryan Winkworth
Nov 13, 2013 Ryan Winkworth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really good book! i recomend it to kids who love sports
Joe can time travel using baseball cards! He loves baseball and school, but life at home isn't great. His parents are divorced and they argue a lot. Joe's Dad has never even been to one of his baseball games. Then Joe's Dad loses his job and suggests they time travel together to solve a mystery about Babe Ruth and the 1932 World Series. Does Joe's Dad really want to spend time with him, or is he just looking to cash in on one of his schemes? Will they really meet Babe Ruth? A,terrific book for b ...more
Darion Lycksell
Jan 13, 2015 Darion Lycksell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW talk about a thriller. Dan Gutman has a great imagination. The key point to this book is to see if Babe Ruth the greatest baseball player of all time actually pointed to where he was going to hit the ball for a homerun to win the world series. I try to do this when playing wiffel ball but I never do it lol. Overall I really enjoyed reading this book fanatic story and it kept me interested. I would suggest this book to anyone who likes reading about sports. Also to whoever likes reading ficti ...more
Brandon Thomisee
This is a very good book for sports fans and people who love time travel. The main idea is to tell a story about a boy who can pick up a baseball card and travel back into time. I am a big baseball fan so this book was a very good book it helped solve the mystery about Babe Ruth calling his shot. I found the book a very good one and I enjoyed it and I really don't like to read that much. That is just my opinion on this book but if you decide to read it and don't like it that's okay its still a v ...more
Gabe Judkins
May 31, 2016 Gabe Judkins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing for starters. It is great for kids that are around the age of 10 and they love to read and love to play sports. I thought that this was one of the best books that I'll ever read because Babe Ruth is my favorite baseball player ever! Obviously I never got to see him play, but when I read this book, it felt like I did.
It takes place in New York, because Babe Ruth played for the Yankees and he was one of the best baseball players ever to live. He hit third and that is why his
Doug Rogers
Grade 4-7-Once again, 13-year-old Joe Stoshack time travels and meets baseball greats of the past. In this book, he takes his father along, as they attempt to discover whether Babe Ruth really "called his shot" in the 1932 World Series. The pecuniary possibilities of the adventure are not overlooked. His dad's main interest in going back in time is to make a killing in the sports-memorabilia market. A bag full of baseballs autographed by Babe Ruth would be worth a fortune in today's market, and ...more
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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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