Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Desperado Who Stole Baseball

The Desperado Who Stole Baseball by John H. Ritter
In 1881, the scrappy, rough-and-tumble baseball team in a California mining town enlists the help of a quick-witted twelve-year-old orphan and the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid to win a big game against the National League Champion Chicago White Stockings.


Kirkus Reviews said... of baseball will chortle all the way through every impossible moment.

Mike Lupica said... baseball lore, a rollicking Western adventure, and storytelling gold. A terrific book.