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Dropping the Ball: The Worst Fails in Sports
This title covers these subjects: Sports., Sports -- History., Failure (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Dropping the Ball: The Worst Fails in Sports
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Dropping the Ball: The Worst Fails in Sports

Game-ending errors, on-the-court meltdowns, and more! In this Sports Illustrated Kids book, discover the all-time worst fails in sports history. Karl Malone's missed free throws in the 1997 NBA Finals against the Chicago Bulls. Catcher Hank Gowdy of the New York Giant’s tripping on his own mask and dropping the ball in 1924. Pete Sampras smashing the ball out of bounds and losing Wimbledon to George Bastl. Read about game-ending errors, on-the-court meltdowns, and more in this epic book of fails. Missing this book—jam-packed with eye-popping photos and heart-pounding text—would be an epic failure for any sports fan.

Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-5
Lexile Level750L
ATOS Level4.4
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #519039
Text TypeInformational Text
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandCapstone Captivate
Page Dimensions7" x 9"
Page Count32
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Booklist - Julia Smith

"A gripping sports-writing style pulses through the Sports Illustrated Kids: Heroes and Heartbreaks series, which gives exciting play-by ­play accounts of unexpected victories and unfathomable failures in the world of sports. One of the series' biggest strengths is the sheer variety of sports represented in its pages. . . .There's never a dull moment in these books, which showcase the value of perseverance, hard work, joy, and humility." - Booklist

July 1, 2023

Thomas Kingsley Troupe

Thomas Kingsley Troupe

Thomas Kingsley Troupe is the author of a big ol' pile of books for kids. He's written about everything from ghosts to Bigfoot to 3rd grade werewolves. He even wrote a book about dirt. When he's not writing or reading, he investigates the strange and spooky as part of the Twin Cities Paranormal Society. Thomas lives in Woodbury, Minnesota with his two sons.

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