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The San Francisco Splash

(Ballpark Mysteries #7)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Time for a seventh-inning stretch! The San Francisco Splash is book #7 in our early chapter book mystery series, where each book is set in a different American ballpark!

Splash! A hit soars over the walls of the San Francisco ballpark on the bay and drops into the water. But then Mike and Kate hear another, much larger splash nearby . . . and this time it's not a baseball.
Paperback, 105 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by Random House (first published January 1st 2013)
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A beginning chapter book mystery surrounding The San Francisco Giants, McCovey Cove, and baseball is the theme of The San Francisco Splash: Ballpark Mystery #7 by David A. Kelly. When cousins Mike and Kate visit San Francisco with Kate's dad, they take in some sights and plan to go to a Giants-Dodgers game. Before they go to the game, they are kayaking in McCovey Cove trying to catch some 'Splash Hits' when they witness an elderly gentleman fall off a neighboring boat. Mike jumps in to help resc ...more
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is a story for kids, but the series is quite fun when you have been to a ballpark (as we have been to AT&T Park in San Francisco). I only wish we had read this before we went so that, when we did go, my daughter could have said “that’s where (such-and-such) happened in the book.”

As for the story, it was decent. A fictional World Series hero’s ring goes missing, and he accuses his rival, a Dodgers World Series hero, of being the thief. The two kids in the story then set about solvin
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I learned a lot of interesting things while reading this mystery, set at San Francisco's ballpark.
Mar 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kid, read-aloud, baseball
Ballpark: San Francisco Giants

As the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers continue their rivalry, Mike and Kate help a Giants legend track down his lost World Series ring. The culprit was unfortunately easy to figure out for an adult but left my four year old son appropriately confounded until the end. He was convinced the ring was actually in the Bay or that the Dodger legend stole it. So in that regard the mystery was a success. Otherwise this wasn't as engrossing as other volumes have
Mary Ann
The Ballpark Mysteries series is great for emerging readers who need short chapter books, and this local story does not disappoint. Cousins Kate and Mike love it when Kate’s sports-reporter mom brings them to a game. When they head out in kayaks to McCovey Cove trying to catch fly balls, they encounter
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 really interesting because I just went to San Francisco. It also has a very good mystery
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
(Read by Felix)

Felix: I wonder how many splash hits are in a practice in real life because there were a lot of splash hits in that book
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Mike and Kate were kayaking in the San Francisco Bay when a baseball splashes in the water right in front of them. Just as Kate lifts the ball out of the water, they hear another much larger splash A man is in the water. They quickly paddle over him and Mike jumps in to grab him. The man is a legendary baseball player. When he is pulled out of the water, he realizes that he is misses his World Series ring. The initial thought is that it is at the bottom of the bay. Soon they realize that it is s ...more
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked it. It's about someone who has a world series run who loses it. Then they try to find it and so there's a boat person who takes the person on a boat ride to catch some splash hits in the bay. He saw this big wave coming so he yanked and made the guy fall into the water. While he was getting into the boat, he slipped the ring of his hand and they're worth lots of money.
Tosha Holliman
Nov 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I gave this book to my oldest son for Christmas. He has barely put it down since he started reading it. There are few things I enjoy more than watching my children read! He has been so intrigued by this book and I look forward to getting him more! As soon as he finishes it, I plan on reading it as well and letting my youngest son read it too! A wonderful book for baseball fans!
Sep 02, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked it. They were trying to get a world series ring back. So the person with the world series ring went on a boat ride and the captain pushed him overbaord. When he was getting him back on the boat he grabbed the world series ring off his finger.
Amanda Gilles
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
yet another great book in the series:)
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
FTC Disclosure: I received this book free from Goodreads hoping I would review it.
Sep 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Young baseball fans will enjoy this series. Each book is set in a different locale featuring a baseball stadium.
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David A. Kelly is an established book, magazine, and newspaper writer who has written for a wide variety of outlets, including: Author, Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse, Random House, Spring, 2009, Ballpark Mystery Series, Random House, Spring, 2011; Contributor, The New York Times "Practical Guide to Practically Everything";- Travel writer, New York Times, Boston Globe, New York Post, Chicago Sun ...more

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