Batboy on the Worst Team Ever! by Matt Musson

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The amazing true story of the losingest team in baseball - and the very first ball club to break the color barrier in the Old South!

Through the long hot summer of 1951, the Graniteers sweat out a 14 – 96 season and 10 Year old Bobby McRainey relates the day to day struggles as batboy on a losingest team ever!

New coaches, a name change and even ‘Black Cat Night at Granite Falls Stadium' cannot change the Graniteers' luck. And, when Bobby finds an unhittable ‘Cuban’ pitcher is really an American born black man, he wrestles with the unfairness of "Whites Only" baseball. But with five games remaining and nothing left to lose, Bobby's 1951 club signs 5 Negro Leaguers and integrates Southern Baseball. And, the batboy discovers that even a losing team can have immortal moments.

"There are some very pleasant moments (and perhaps even a Denzel Washington movie) in this novel … based on the incredible true story of the worst team in Baseball History that became the first Southern team to break the color barrier."
...PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

This is a special edition targeted to encourage reluctant readers and is formatted for easy visual perception.
 

About Matt Musson

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Matt Musson is the creator of the Jeep Muldoon series about a boy with the unusual ability to 'Find Things.' Jeep and his pals solve mysteries and have adventures, usually with a scientific bent. But, Jeep's stories are always fun! Matt has also written the acclaimed sports novel: The '51 Rocks - Batboy on the Worst Team Ever! The '51 Rocks is a fictional account of the true story of the 1951 Granite Falls Graniteers. Publishers Weekly called the book 'beguiling.' "There are some very pleasant moments (and perhaps even a Denzel Washington movie) in this novel ... based on the incredible true story of the worst team in Baseball History that became the first Southern team to break the color barrier.". He is a contributing author to the non-fiction anthology Sports in the Carolinas: From Death Valley to Tobacco Road.
 
Published December 9, 2011 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 138 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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