Baseball Crazy by Nancy Mercado
Ten Short Stories that Cover All the Bases

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews



How magical is the experience of attending your very first baseball game and hearing the crack of the bat resound throughout the stadium? What?s more terrifying than being out in left field praying the ball doesn?t come your way? Who better are the friends you make while playing out on that diamond? Here are ten fictional stories that celebrate all aspects of the game of baseball. Baseball Crazy is a diverse collection that will hit a home run with all fans of the sport, from the most loyal old-timers to the newest rookies. Batter up! Stories by:
Paul Acampora
Joseph Bruchac
Sue Corbett
Ron Koertge
Frank Portman
David Rice
John H. Ritter
Charles R. Smith Jr.
Jerry Spinelli
Maria Testa


About Nancy Mercado

See more books from this Author
Nancy E. Mercado lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published March 13, 2008 by Puffin. 204 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Baseball Crazy

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

All the bases are truly covered in this uncommon collection of stories that are a cut above the usual baseball fare.

| Read Full Review of Baseball Crazy: Ten Short Sto...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

From Jerry Spinelli's offbeat story about a “wiseacre wet-the-bed stinky-footed ” orphan experiencing his first-ever major league game to Frank Portman's amusing two-and-a-half second journey inside the mind of ill-fated fielder Mark Pang, these entries present an impressive array of voices and s...

Mar 24 2008 | Read Full Review of Baseball Crazy: Ten Short Sto...

Ritter has to make you smile as irresistible Frankie insists on playing in the big game against the perpetual number one team, and winds up pitching a winning game even though his arm is in a cast.

Jul 24 2008 | Read Full Review of Baseball Crazy: Ten Short Sto...

Reader Rating for Baseball Crazy

An aggregated and normalized score based on 11 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review