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The World Series : baseball's biggest stage
Doeden, Matt.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, A division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc., [2014]
Physical Description:
64 pages : colored illustrations ; 24 cm
"Covers the century-long history of the World Series, from its humble beginnings to becoming a worldwide sensation. Discover the drama behind the statistics and record books that keeps the crowd enthralled!"
Introduction: Play ball! -- World Series history: a century of the fall classic -- Unforgettable: the greatest World Series games ever played -- Coming up clutch: the best World Series performers -- From the Black Sox to the bloody sock: memorable World Series moments -- Looking ahead: the future of the fall classic -- World Series results.
Reading Level:
960 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.1 2.0 164161.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.5 5 Quiz: 62401.
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Central Library GV878.4 .D64 2014 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
Audubon Library GV878.4 .D64 2014 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Orchard Park Library GV878.4 .D64 2014 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Baseball has long been dubbed America's national pastime. When the top teams face off in the World Series each season, team legacies and fans' hearts are on the line. Author Matt Doeden covers the century-long history of the World Series, from its humble beginnings to becoming a worldwide sensation. Discover the drama behind the statistics and record books that keeps the crowd enthralled!

Author Notes

Matt Doeden received a BA in journalism from Mankato State University. After graduating, he worked as a sports writer for the Mankato newspaper, and then as an editor with a small children's publisher called Capstone Press. In 2003, he became a freelance writer and editor. He has written and edited hundreds of books on numerous topics including cars, sports, airplanes, geography, science, and math.

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Reviews 2

Booklist Review

This valentine to the Fall Classic opens with a quick history though only through the 2012 series then goes on in separate chapters to highlight renowned games, awesome individual performances, and memorable plays or incidents. Aside from two mentions of the Black Sox scandal and a quick reference to drug misuse, the overall approach is upbeat. Doeden describes game action in accurate and dramatic ways, drops in statistics without overwhelming readers who are not rabid fans (a particular danger in baseball writing), and expands his accounts with frequent sidenotes on topics like the Deadball era, women's professional ball, and other baseball championships such as the Japan Series and the Negro World Series. The color photos on every spread are almost all action shots and capture the excitement of each feat or moment. An adequate set of recommended print and web resources follows a closing won-lost chart. A fine commemoration of the World Series' first century.--Peters, John Copyright 2014 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Doeden, a sports writer who has written numerous books for children, provides a history of the World Series. Because the event dates back to 1903-beginning formally when two leagues, the American League and the National League, agreed to play a "best-of-seven series in October"-much of this history can be found in other titles. Doeden highlights a variety of topics in chapters such as "Unforgettable: The Greatest World Series Games Ever Played," "Coming up Clutch: The Best World Series Performers," and "From the Black Sox to the Bloody Sock: Memorable World Series Moments." Readers may be inspired to compare these "best" and "greatest" to those described in other sources, such as James Buckley's World Series (DK, 2004). What makes this book stand out is the brief section with paragraphs on other baseball championships: the College World League, the Negro World League, and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, to name a few. Vintage photographs are included along with new colorful action shots in an attractive arrangement that moves the narrative text along. The book concludes with a two-page chart listing World Series results from 1903 to 2012. Here is a chance to update older collections with a new and appealing overview.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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