Baseball History for Kids: America at Bat from 1900 to Today, with 19 Activities (For Kids series #53) (Paperback)

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Baseball History for Kids is a fascinating and unique journey through the modern history of America’s favorite pastime. Kids will discover how the game has changed over the years, reading about topics such as the Dead Ball Era, World War II, segregation and integration, Bonus Babies, the Reserve Clause and Free Agency, and the Designated Hitter. Along the way, they’ll enjoy firsthand quotes and stories from more than 175 former major leaguers who were eyewitnesses to and participants in baseball’s most incredible feats and biggest moments.
Readers will also get an intimate look at the game’s greatest legends, from Babe Ruth, Satchel Paige, and Ted Williams to Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle, and Willie Mays, including insightful and amusing anecdotes from former teammates and opponents. They will gain additional insight into the game through 19 interesting activities. Children will learn how to calculate a player’s batting average and ERA, throw a palmball, design a logo for their favorite team, cook a bowl of Cracker Jack, and more. The book also includes a time line and list of books, websites, and places to visit.

About the Author

Richard Panchyk is the author of World War II for KidsNew York City History for KidsFranklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids, and three adult titles about New York City history. 

Praise For…

“[A]n informative title that should be a hit among sports-minded readers.” —School Library Journal

“[The book] offers a fascinating look at baseball’s complex and fascinating transformation into a professional sport that is now played all over the world.” —Idaho Dad

“If you have a young baseball fan it would be a great addition to their library.” —The O.W.L.

"We've enjoyed previous attempts at making [baseball] books large and splashy, full of photos and graphics...[but] we'll give the slight edge here to Panchyk for his implicit attempt to get the reader to do more than just read." —Farther Off the Wall, part of The Los Angeles Daily News

"Panchyk laces the bright, readable book with enough offbeat content that grown-up fans will learn a thing or two, too, in a book that pulls no punches." —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Baseball History for Kids is as perfect a book on the game … as you can get.” —Daddy Mojo

"A fascinating panorama of higlights of baseball history." —The Midwest Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781613747797
ISBN-10: 1613747799
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: For Kids series