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Play Baseball Like a Pro: Key Skills and Tips
Play Baseball Like a Pro: Key Skills and Tips
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Sports Illustrated Kids

Play Baseball Like a Pro: Key Skills and Tips

There’s more to baseball than slamming big home runs. Pro players use many skills to help their teams on the field, such as throwing curveballs, stealing bases, and turning double plays. Follow the advice inside to play baseball like a pro!

PublisherCapstone Press
BrandSports Illustrated Kids
Age Level8-14 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Trim Size7 x 9
Page Count32



Series Made Simple; School Library Journal - Blair Christolon

"This series hones in on specifics beyond the basics, such as how to slide in baseball or how to shoot three-pointers in basketball. Each book includes advice from professional coaches and athletes. Attractive photographs are placed next to the skills that are described in the narrative. However, that uniformity of photographs gives the books a rigid block-and-text appearance. Still, the books will encourage beginners to try one of these new tips or techniques." - Series Made Simple; School Library Journal

November 1, 2010

Booklist - Susan Dove Lempke

"Top 10 Sports Series. Much of the appeal of this series is in how it details specific actions young players can take to fine-tune their skills. Each title offers advice, in both words and photos, regarding how to do, say, a “ladder sprint” in basketball or effectively stop a soccer goal." - Booklist

November 1, 2011

Great Kid Books blog - Mary Ann Scheuer

"Hetrick balances simple direct text with enough information to make this guide interesting for 8- to 10-year-olds, but not overwhelming. . . .Baseball fans will love the quotes from a wide range of pro players." - Great Kid Books blog

May 7, 2014

Hans Hetrick

Hans Hetrick

Hans Hetrick lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of "Play Baseball Like a Pro: Key Skills and Tips", "Hydroplanes", "Sport Bikes", and many other children's books. He is a published poet and writes about sports and music for The Sports and Chicago Now. Hans is a proud member of the Chicago Hounds, which is part of the Chicago Metropolitan Baseball Association.

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