ROBBIE MARQUEZ: THIRD BASE
All Robbie wants to do is play baseball. When he and his best friend, Trent, miss the deadline for signing up for the summer league, they have to scramble to put a team together. Unfortunately, the group they assemble includes a loudmouthed girl who challenges Robbie for his beloved shortstop position -- but an even bigger problem is the lie on which the Scrappers are based, which could strike out the team before their first game.
nine kids fighting for a shot at the championship. Don't miss any of their stories or the exciting baseball action in this series, which is sure to hit a home run with baseball fans everywhere.
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Hughes's (Family Pose; Team Picture) breezy writing style and a lineup of credible characters get his Scrappers series off to a winning start. If the Mighty Ducks abandoned the ice for the baseball diMar 01 1999 | Read Full Review of Play Ball (Scrappers)
The author counts more than balls and strikes here, as he focuses on such ethical issues as Robbie's punishment for inventing a ""cousin"" to fill out the requisite number of players to form a team, and the philosophy of the Scrappers' wise coach, who emphasizes teamwork over star treatment and r...| Read Full Review of Play Ball (Scrappers)