The Batboy by Mike Lupica

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Brian is living every baseball kid's dream: he is a batboy for his hometown Major League team. Brian believes that it's the perfect thing to bring him and his big-leaguer dad closer together. And if that weren't enough, this is the season that Hank Bishop, Brian's baseball hero, returns to the Tigers for the comeback of a lifetime. The summer couldn't get much better! Until Hank Bishop starts to show his true colors, and Brian learns that sometimes life throws you a curveball.

About Mike Lupica

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Mike Lupica is a New York Times bestselling author of several books for young readers. His New York Daily News column is syndicated nationally. Mr. Lupica lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. You can visit Mike Lupica at
Published November 9, 2009 by Puffin Books. 272 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Many detailed baseball games and practice sessions later, Brian's father comes back to town for a quick visit, but he hardly has time for Brian.

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Brian describes his father as someone who “still seemed to think that a high-five was the same as a hug, no matter how long it had been since you’d seen your son.” He is desperately in need of a hero, and though he doesn’t know it yet, Bishop is desperately in need of someone who still thinks he ...

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