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Perfect, Once Removed by Phillip M. Hoose
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Oct 25, 10

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Read in October, 2010

If you grew up in the 1950's and loved baseball, this book will take you back to your boyhood and remind you what it was like to dream! Philip Hoose moves to a suburb of Indianapolis in 1956 and wants to be a better baseball player so he can be accepted by the students at school. He learns that his father is the 1st cousin to Don Larsen who pitches for the NY Yankees. The struggles Philip endures that summer learning how to play the game is a back drop for his growing up and acceptance. When Don Larsen pitches the perfect game in the World Series, Philip is treated by his schoolmates like he did it himself. I loved reading this book. It was fun and made me fell like I was 10 years old again.

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