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Side-by-Side Baseball Stars: Comparing Pro Baseball's Greatest Players
Side-by-Side Baseball Stars: Comparing Pro Baseball's Greatest Players
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Sports Illustrated Kids

Side-by-Side Baseball Stars: Comparing Pro Baseball's Greatest Players

Who is the better pure hitter, Ted Williams or Miguel Cabrera? Who was better at tearing up the basepaths, Rickey Henderson or Ty Cobb? Does Clayton Kershaw compare to the strikeout king, Nolan Ryan? See how the players match up in this side-by-side look at baseball’s stars.  Produced in partnership with SPORTS ILLSUTRATED KIDS.

Reading LevelGrades 4-6
Interest LevelGrades 3-9
Lexile Level940L
ATOS Level5.7
AR Points1
AR Quiz #167597
Early Intervention Level27
Text TypeArgumentative/Persuasion
Text SubtypeComparison
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandSports Illustrated Kids
Page Dimensions6" x 9"
Page Count48
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $30.65 School/Library Price

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San Francisco Book Review - Rosi Hollinbeck

"This slim little volume takes a good look at a dozen pairs of players with comparative records spelled out. Some are old-timers and some are contemporary players, but for kids who love baseball, these are all players they have heard about. . . .Matt Chandler has been a newspaper writer for a number of years and it shows here. He has done good research and put together a book that will find a good audience with young sports fans." - San Francisco Book Review

November 26, 2014

School Library Journal - Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA

"These appealing, well-crafted books compare great players, usually superstars of the past, with current athletes. . . .Each book finishes with three “Critical Thinking Using the Common Core” questions, which encourage readers to draw their own conclusions and support them with evidence from the text. Strong, attractive selections." - School Library Journal

September 1, 2014



American Society of Journalists and Authors

2015 American Society of Journalists and Authors award

March 1, 2015

Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler is a freelance journalist and former newspaper editor. His newspaper work earned six New York Press Association awards. He has written more than 25 non-fiction books for Capstone Press, and his book, "Side-by-Side Baseball Stars: Comparing Pro Baseball's Greatest Players" was named the 2015 Outstanding Young Adult Book by the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). Matt lives in New York with his wife Amber and his children Zoey and Oliver.

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