By Glenn Stout
Baseball Heroes is the 1st e-book within the new center grade nonfiction sequence reliable activities, concerning the inspiring lifestyles tales of significant league athletes who've conquer hindrances during their existence and careers. each one e-book tells the tales of athletes who've encountered and conquer major stumbling blocks, and whose tale exempifies personality and nerve within the face of adversity. Baseball Heroes highlights gamers who have been one of the first to damage via obstacles of race, ethnicity or even intercourse as a way to play expert baseball. matters comprise Jackie Robinson, Hank Greenburg, Fernando Valenzuela, and Ila Borders.
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He wasn’t hurt badly, but the collision knocked the wind out of him and the ball rolled free. As Hank scrambled to his feet and chased after it, one runner dashed to second base and the other dashed home. The Cubs scored the first run of the game. A few moments later they added another to lead the Tigers 2–0. In the meantime, the players on the Chicago bench sent a steady stream of insults Greenberg’s way. The Cubs were even nastier than the Cardinals had been the year before. Greenberg tried to ignore them, but after having been knocked to the ground, he didn’t play very well the rest of the game.
Or several boys would jump on Hank’s back and beat on him with their fists until he fell to the ground. Sometimes he was even beaten with a heavy woolen sock filled with stones while the boys called him names. Hank tried to fight back, but he was usually outnumbered, and the other boys were much older and bigger. Often there was little that Hank could do but cover his head and take it, then run to school as fast as possible. And when he left school to walk home, he would have to worry about being attacked again.
He was just thinking of trying to help his team win. The pitcher wound up and threw the ball toward the plate. The pitch was exactly where Jackie liked it, over the middle of the plate and just above his waist. He lashed out at the ball with his bat. The ball took off on a line toward left field. All twenty-five thousand fans stood at the same time and watched the ball streak to left. Jackie tore out of the batter’s box and sprinted toward first base. The Jersey City left fielder turned and ran back, but as he approached the fence he slowed down, then stopped, looking up.
Baseball Heroes by Glenn Stout