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The Boy Who Saved Baseball

The Boy Who Saved Baseball

by John H Ritter

Twelve-year-old Tom Gallagher loves baseball. He also loves the old ballpark in his hometown, which is about to be destroyed. Tom  finds himself in a tight spot. The fate of Dillontown, his small California town, rests on the outcome of one baseball game, winner take all.

Tom hopes to lead his team to victory with the secrets of the now disgraced player, Dante Del Gato. Maybe Tom has one hope: Cruz de la Cruz, the mysterious boy who just rode into town on horseback claiming to know the secret of hitting.

11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Philomel Books
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
Realistic Fiction

About the Author

John H Ritter John H. Ritter cites his greatest literary influence as Bob Dylan. He sings and plays guitar in a garage band called DogCatDog. His other passions are writing and playing baseball.

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