Perfect by James Buckley Jr.
The Inside Story of Baseball's Sixteen Games

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Only 16 pitchers in the past 122 years have completed the most rare feat in all of sports—the perfect game. Each perfect game is examined individually with firsthand accounts from the pitcher, his teammates, opponents, coaches, managers, and sportswriters who were there that day. In addition to the 16 record setters, Buckley has researched all the other pitchers who were one pitch from history.
 

About James Buckley Jr.

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James Buckley Jr. is one of the top authors of sports books for young readers. He has written over 50 books on sports for kids, including the Scholastic Year in Sports series. You can learn more about him at www.jamesbuckleyjr.com.
 
Published April 1, 2002 by Triumph Books. 320 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Poetic Expressions Spirited poetry and vibrant photographs combine in Perfect Harmony: A Musical Journey with the Boys Choir of Harlem by Charles R.

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Among the many clichés that animate the bland inspirational sports movie The Perfect Game is the overused device of presenting historical events via black-and-white newsreel, then having the newsreel wipe to the color of the rest of the film.

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San Francisco Chronicle

All you need to know about Little League baseball movie "The Perfect Game" arrives about the 30-minute mark, when a Mexican player is recruited after the coach sees how hard he can hit a piñata.

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Common Sense Media

One of the boys has a cruel, seemingly alcoholic father grieving the death of an older son, and the coach also gets drunk after being called a "towel boy."

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