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The DH

(The Triple Threat #3)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  202 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Perfect for sports-loving kids and fans of books by Mike Lupica, book three in the Triple Threat series by New York Times bestselling sports writer John Feinstein explores what happens when athletes break the rules in this novel of tested friendships and high-stakes baseball.

Alex Myers’s football and basketball seasons were mired in controversy, and his dad’s been MIA
ebook, 320 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Mar 14, 2018 rated it liked it
It was a good book. Had great detail and i enjoyed the first book in the series
Max Mallah
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In The DH by John Feinstein, Alex started baseball season. After loosing in the state championships in football, and making it to the playoffs in basketball, he is ready and excited for baseball season to start. He is also thrilled that Matt Gordon, who got suspended from playing high school sports from taking PEDs, appealed his suspension and is going to play baseball. The team gets off to a rocky start but then picks it up and starts winning. Late in the season they realize that they can't ...more
Brandon Z.
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I belive this was a great book.It was thrilling and exciting.The was some problems but they weren't big.There was two main characters.They were Matt Gordon and Alex Meyers.Matts parents just got a divorce and he is really hurt by it.So he ignores it by playing baseball.That is all he felt like doing because of the situation.I feel bad for Matt and the situation he is in.Alex has a almost normal life until that day.Him and Matt got into a argument over Alex's girlfriend and Matt punched Alex.The ...more
Brendan Shader
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading the book, The DH, by John Feisntein. To understand my review, you need to know a little about the book. In The DH, an athlete, Alex Myers who plays football, basketball, and baseball and all Alex wants to do is play baseball and spend time with his maybe-girlfriend,Christine, but he runs into competitiion on and off the field. Matt Gordon is a teammate of Alex's who had admitted to taking steiroids during the football season, but he gets another chance to play since the ...more
Michael Furry
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The reading experience I had with this book was very good. I could relate to it a lot because I play baseball myself and some of the situations that took place in the book I have experienced before. What I really liked about the book was how realistic it was. I could see many of these events occurring in real life. What I didn’t like about the book was that sometimes it was very unrelated to baseball and focused on stuff that didn’t really relate to the story. The parts that confused me the most ...more
Valerie McEnroe
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 12-15, sports
This is the third book in a series about Alex Myers. First he played football, then basketball, and now he's playing baseball. Teammate Matt Gordon, who was a prominent character in The Walk On, is back. After getting caught using steroids in the football season, a technicality shortened his suspension. He missed basketball season, but he's back for baseball. He surprises everyone by being even better at baseball than football. Agents are all over him and he's thinking about graduating at the ...more
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is the last book in a series of three, I read all three and thought this series was very good. I found this book series very enjoyable because it was relatable and about sports which i enjoy. The first book was about football, the second is about basketball, the third and final is about baseball. This goes through a tough season with a lot of ups and downs and it was a good complement to the series. In the DH I really enjoyed the Genre because it's about baseball and sports, which i ...more
Nov 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Choice book # 3 Quarter 1
The DH by John Feinstein is a sports book which takes place Philadelphia.

The main characters in the book are Alex Myers and Matt Gorden. Alex is and Matt both go to the Chester hights high school. Alex this school year has played football and basketball now he and Matt are trying out for baseball.

The problem in the story is when Matt hits a kid on the other team in a game and gave him brain bleeding. the kid had to have multiple surgeries. Matt is getting sued by the
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Feinstein, John The DH, 293 pages. Knopf (Random), 2016. $17. Content: G (there might have been 3 swears, but I really wasn’t paying attention for once).

Now that basketball season is over, Alex is eager for baseball. Matt Gordon was declared ineligible after the events of the football season, but he argued his case and is now also on the team. When Matt proves to be a pitching and hitting natural, he head starts to swell, causing problems for Alex both on the team and between him and Christine.
Davis Diaz
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is about Alex Myers after his basketball and football season. Alex's friend, Matt got cleared to polay baseball after his performance inhacment drug test came in positive. Matt is really good and had national attention. Matt started changing like flirting with Alex's girlfriend and just not being a nice person. Alex tries different things to try and make him the normal Matt. One day in a game Matt got angry and threw a pitch at a kids head and put him in the hospital. Matt was ...more
Chandler Stocking
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Will Matt be able to convince the league to reduce his suspension, so he can come back and help the team win a State Championship? I really liked this book and the way the author wrote it. I can kind of put myself in Alex’s shoes because I play baseball and some of the things that happen, happen on every team so I can see it happening to me. The reason they have a tough time deciding about Matt’s suspension, is during football season he got suspended for taking steroids because Alex was so much ...more
Barrow Alexander
For the most part, this book was entertaining and fun to read the whole way through. At times, I felt like the author was just dragging on the book on and on with Useless information. This book is very predictable and cliche also, it's just like any other stereotypical high school. This book als is kind of unrealistic, because I've never heard of a player hitting a ho,Erin nearly every time he went up to bat, especially in high school. This book had flaws, but it was mostly entertaining and ...more
Jeff Raymond
The third book in a series about a kid who is great at a lot of sports but not so great at being a great human being, this book drops you in the midst of his school sports year where he isn't technically suspended from baseball and thus is playing baseball. Even though I'm a sports fan, fictional sports books have never quite done the trick for me the way they do a lot of reluctant readers who may not reach for anything else, so I'm more appreciative that this exists as opposed to thinking this ...more
Jacob Wilms
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and believe that anyone in the sports Genre will enjoy it like I did. It is a pretty typical sports book but it has some great elements to it. The main character, Alex, is thrust into a very difficult situation where his "friend" Matt goes through several controversies. The ending is unpredictable unlike most books in this genre, and is also great. For me it would have mad more sense to have Matt as the main character, but its not my book. All in all, I think this is a ...more
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Alex Myers's football and basketball seasons were mired in controversy, and his dad has been MIA since his parents split up. All Alex wants this spring is to work on his fastball and hangout with his maybe-girlfriend, Christine. But he runs into unexpected competition both on and off the field. I didn't really like this book very well because it wasn't really my time of book that i like to read. But i do like how they relate the book to the real life world.
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I personally liked this book because it was about baseball, and I love to play, watch and read about baseball. Not only that but it was also about teammates who help each other out, and it was also about how they are always there for you. I enjoyed reading through the tense situations in the games that were described in the novel. Overall, it's a great book to read.
Tommy Crawford
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved this book and it's story line. I liked how it piggy-ed backed well off the first two books. I really liked how it showed that Matt was dealing with the pressure of him taking PEDs during football season. That he had to over come that and show that he was a good player without the PEDs. I also liked how it showed Alex maturing in his relationship from the beginning to the end of the book.
Zachary Price
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked the DH because it was a real life book and taught important lessons I think most kids should know. Therre were some parts I felt repeated and some of the dialogue was boring but it did not ruin the book. Overall, I think this was a great book.
Zachary Price
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked the DH because it was a real life book and taught important lessons I think most kids should know. There where some parts I felt repeated and some of the dialogue was boring but it didnt ruin the book. I think this is a great book
Colby Street
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sad it's over......

I'll miss new adventures with Alex and Jonas! These books really create conflict with situations that actually exisit. Thank you
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very good
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
good book
Danny Zheng
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is a great book to read, even if you hate reading, This book is very interesting because it kind of relates to real life.It is a pretty quick book to read and isn't too hard.
gavin faith
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i like this book. it was a good third book in this series and had a very good connection to the other two books. it was a good story overall
Oct 04, 2019 rated it liked it
It was alright, I dont think anyone that does follow baseball, or sports really, it was alright, it could have been better. 6/10, dont want to read this again though. ...more
Sep 25, 2019 added it
I thought that the author did a good job of balancing the problems out between baseball and his personal life with his dad. The author did a good job by adding suspension in the story.
Samuel hamilton
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: good-books
I think the book was good but the actions of Matt made the book kinda bad.
Devon M
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The book, "The DH," by John Feinstein is a very attention catching book to read. Knowing the book was a modern day sports book made it a real page turner for me. As I tried to find a new book at Barnes and Noble, I read the back of the cover and realized, “Wow, The DH is really interesting. Maybe I should read it.” So I actually asked my mom to buy me two of his books. When I first got home after picking up the book, I did research on the Duke University Alumni author to find what other books he ...more
Andrew G
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The book The DH by John Feinstein is a realistic fiction book. The theme of this book is its better to forgive and forget than let the guilt weigh you down. This book is about a freshman named Alex Myers, who is on his varsity baseball team. His football and basketball season were brought with controversy, and Alex was hoping that his baseball season would be a little bit different. His junior teammate, Matt Gordon, who had his suspension lifted to play baseball after being caught using ...more
David Yu
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Baseball season is here, and pitcher Alex Myers is looking forward to starting with Matt Gordon, a junior at his school, Chester Heights. Matt was suspended from sports for the entire school year since he took steroids, but he won his protest to play in the baseball season. But as usual, Alex Myers has quite a few problems. His relationship with Christine Whitford is shaky, Christine saying that she is overwhelmed. They decide to give each other space for a while. Matt's attitude is different ...more
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John Feinstein is one of the nation’s most successful and prolific sports authors who has written 24 books to date. His most recent work Are You Kidding Me? , written with Rocco Mediate, was released on May 18, 2009, and is presently on the shelf at bookstores everywhere. In addition, he is an award-winning columnist and regular contributor in both radio and television.

John Feinstein is a 1977

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The Triple Threat (3 books)
  • The Walk On (The Triple Threat, #1)
  • The Sixth Man (The Triple Threat, #2)