Play Ball Like the Pros: Tips for Kids from 20 Big League Stars (Paperback)

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Major league players explain the mechanics of how they successfully field, pitch, catch, hit, and more in this inside look at the fundamentals of baseball.

Who should a young baseball player turn to when they want to know the best way to handle an infield ground ball with players on first and second? How about New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter or Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia?

Author and seasoned sportswriter Steven Krasner offers in-depth interviews with these major league athletes and more, as well as a glossary of baseball terms, historical anecdotes, and examples of real-life game situations. Best of all, each player shares childhood baseball memories that shaped them.

More than just a how-to guide for playing baseball, Play Ball Like the Pros is an intimate look at how professionals do what they do, and how the struggles and influences of their early years informed their later successes.

About the Author

Steven Krasner was a sportswriter for the Providence Journal for more than twenty-five years, covering baseball as a beat writer for the Boston Red Sox beginning in 1986. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the author of several picture and chapter books. He lives in Rhode Island.

Praise For…

"This title is just the sort of finely tuned analysis of baseball that many young players are looking for. . . The tips given are detailed and insightful. . . a good reference for young people working to improve their skills."—Booklist

"The unique format makes this a special instructional book. . . The question-and-answer sections between the author and players keep interest while instructing novices. . . . An excellent purchase for libraries serving young people and those who work with them."—School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781561455355
ISBN-10: 1561455350
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2010
Pages: 208
Language: English