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“Now playing center field,” crackled the loudspeaker, “an unknown horse.”

“That’s no unknown horse,” said a stunned Kevin. “That’s Oscar. He’s playing center field.”

All his father could do was groan and stare. “The whole world has gone mad,” he finally said.

Mad as it may sound to have a horse playing center field, the New York Goats, first in the hearts of the fans and last
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Hardcover, 128 pages
Published June 1969 by Henry Holth & Co
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Stifyn Emrys
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This may sound odd coming from a nearly 50-year-old author, but without this book, I might never have become interested in reading. I devoured it as an 11-year-old who got sent to a summer camp where I didn't know anyone. I ended up reading six books during the two-week camp, and this is the one that always stuck with me. I still love underdog stories today, and this one was extremely cool. ...more
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Cute story, hadn't found this one before and it was fun to relive the type of books from my childhood, ...more
Jeff Grosser
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My listing of books that I've read did not seem complete without this one. This is the first book that I ever read cover to cover as a child. I still have a copy of it, and it helps remind me of the beautiful gift of reading that Hal Higdon introduced me to. Also a thank you to Oscar, who showed a little boy that anything is possible. ...more
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This book was one of my all-time favorites growing up. I still have my copy and only recently did I realize that Hal Higdon wrote this book back in the 60s. Higdon is an avid marathoner and I have read several works by him about those as I plan to run my first in January 2011. A neat little nugget of information and because of that I had to add this book to my "have read" list! ...more
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Hal Higdon is an American writer and runner. He has contributed to Runner's World magazine longer than any other writer. He is the author of 34 books, including the best-selling Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide. He has worked as a freelance writer since 1959, and has written a variety of subjects including a children's book that was made into an animated feature. He ran eight times in the Uni ...more

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