Major League Batboy

Chuck Solomon, Author Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers $11.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-517-58244-2
The excitement of major-league baseball comes vividly to life in this compelling focus on a batboy for the Philadelphia Phillies before, during and after a typical home game. In a balanced mix of a detail-rich first-person narrative and vibrant photos, baseball enthusiasts are treated to a unique behind-the-scenes introduction to clubhouse life. The (unfortunately nameless) batboy is responsible for such diverse chores as laying out uniforms and towels, putting out favorite snacks and drinks for the players, sorting fan mail, cleaning shoes and batting helmets, setting out bats, batting gloves, rosin bags and pine tar rags, and more. During the game the batboy must closely follow the play and quickly respond, whether it be by setting out bats for the players on deck, picking up equipment so the game can move ahead safely or scooping up foul balls. This is a thoroughly enjoyable book for all fans who can hardly wait for Opening Day. Ages 7-10. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 03/04/1991
Release date: 03/01/1991
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