Perfect Game (Little League)

image 1-PerfectGame_smby Matt Christopher

Two weeks of intense competition remain to decide the final teams for the Little League® World Series. This year, the anticipation is high as it’s possible that both of the previous final two teams will return, a very rare occurrence. And those are the teams Carter and Liam now play for! These two players, one from each team, are thinking the same thought: How can I play against my best friend?

This is the fourth book in a five-book series that follows Liam and Carter as they work their way to the Little League® World Series. The final book in the series will coincide with the Little League® 75th Anniversary in 2014. Continue reading

District Doubleheader (Little League)

image 3-DistrictDoubleheader_smby Matt Christopher

Little League Baseball® players Liam and Carter are still adjusting to changes since Liam’s family moved across the country to California. Liam is faced with having to prove himself all over again to his new teammates. Carter, on the other hand, is having his best season ever. His pitches are unstoppable and it looks like his team might just sweep the competition. That is, until a new pitcher hits the scene.

This is the second book in a five-book series that follows Liam and Carter as they work their way to the Little League World Series. The final book in the series will coincide with the Little League 75th Anniversary in 2014. Continue reading

Out at Second

image 5-out_at_secondby Matt Christopher

Should Manny keep his promise—even if it puts his friend in danger?

When the Grizzlies’ first basemen is sidelined two days before the playoffs, catcher Manny Griffin and second baseman Stu Fletcher take it upon themselves to help his replacement become a better player. The three practice together and all is going well—until a wild throw hits Stu right in the head! Manny gives his word to keep quiet, but a few days later, Stu starts acting funny. Now Manny faces a difficult decision: should he break his promise and let Stu and the team down… or keep silent and hope that he’s not putting Stu in danger? Continue reading

The Home Run Kid Races On

image 6-homerun_kid_races_onby Matt Christopher

Home run slugger Sylvester Coddmyer III has an amazing secret. For three seasons, he’s been coached by men who look exactly like baseball legends: Babe Ruth, Eddie Cicotte, and Mickey Mantle. Are these men just impersonating famous ballplayers, as his friend Duane insists? Or are they from the “beyond,” as Snooky Malone believes? The mystery deepens in this fourth title of the exciting Home Run Kid series when yet another character from baseball’s past appears to coach Syl. But is Syl the only one getting pointers? And will Snooky ever get to the bottom of this mystery? Continue reading

Little Lefty

image 7-little_leftyby Matt Christopher

Bill Bailey is the smallest member of the Blackhawks baseball team, but he can throw harder than anyone else on the team, including the regular pitcher. After hearing stories about “Little Lefty,” a pint-sized pitcher who made the big leagues, Bill is determined to earn some playing time. But just when he’s about to get his big break, he is sidelined by a freak accident. Will Bill finally get his chance to prove himself on the mound—or will his friend Larry persuade him to give up the game?
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The Kid Who Only Hit Homers

image 9-kid_only_hit_homersby Matt Christopher

Who is the mysterious Mr. Baruth?

Sylvester loved baseball, but he wasn’t what you’d call a good hitter. he had already decided against joining the Redbirds when he met George Baruth. “I’m going to help you become one of the best players ever,” the mysterious man promised. Before long Sylvester was hitting home runs every time he was at bat. But along with his good luck came troubling questions….
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Return of the Home Run Kid

image 10-return_homerun_kidby Matt Christopher

The exciting sequel to The Kid Who Only Hit Homers

Sylvester Coddmyer III is a different player this season than he was the year before. Then, he hit homer after homer. Now, he’s lucky even to be in the starting lineup, let along get a chance at the plate. Then he meets a mysterious ex-ballplayer named Cheeko who offers him a few pointers. Suddenly, Sylvester is out of his slump…so why can’t he shake the feeling that there’s something fishy about Cheeko? Continue reading

Comeback of the Home Run Kid

image 11-comeback_HR_kidby Matt Christopher

Sylvester Coddmyer III, star of The Kid Who Only Hit Homers and Return of the Home Run Kid, is about to face his biggest challenge yet. His second season with the Hooper Redbirds is over and he’s looking forward to the start of summer baseball. Then he sprains his right ankle in a freak accident. The sprain heals, but Syl soon discovers that his ankle hurts when he tries to bat. How will he hit homers-or even singles-when every swing means pain? Continue reading

Stealing Home

image 12-Stealing-Homeby Matt Christopher

Joey Gallagher is on top of the world. When his team’s pitcher is injured, he steps onto the mound and helps them win a crucial game. But his good mood ends abruptly when his mother announces that the exchange student they’ve been waiting for is due to arrive in a week. Joey is less than thrilled with the prospect of getting to know the newcomer-and when he learns that the boy’s name is Jesus, he’s sure the new kid will never fit in and that he’ll be dragged down with him. But Jesus turns out to be much more than Joey expected… Continue reading