The Desperado Who Stole Baseball

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Author(s): John Ritter
CD - unabridged
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Product Number: C6042
Released: Jul 07, 2009
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ISBN: #9781440730030
Narrator/s: Robert Ramirez
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In this ALA Jr. Literary Guild selection by John H. Ritter, a rough-and-tumble band of batsmen from a California boomtown insist they're the country's best baseball team. To back up their boast, they make a wager with the 1881 champion Chicago White Stockings. Into this high-stakes climate rides 12-year-old baseball virtuoso Jack Dillon with his newfound friend, Billy the Kid. This sets the stage for a fun-filled, rip-roaring baseball shootout. "The Desperado Who Stole Baseball has it all-rich baseball lore, a rollicking Western adventure, and storytelling gold. A terrific book."-Mike Lupica, author

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The Desperado Who Stole Baseball
Product Number: BX00006923
Product Number:C6042
Product Number:Z0510

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eAudio
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Author(s): John Ritter
Narrator(s): Robert Ramirez
Product Number Z0510
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456110970
eBook
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Author(s): John Ritter
Product Number EB00386274
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: #9781440699221
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): John Ritter
Narrator(s): Robert Ramirez
Product Number 3B919
Released: Jul 14, 2009
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ISBN: #9781440730047
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Class Set
Author(s): John Ritter
Narrator(s): Robert Ramirez
Product Number 3L919
Released: Jul 13, 2010
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ISBN: #9781440730054
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): John Ritter
Narrator(s): Robert Ramirez
Product Number 3D911
Released: Sep 04, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440730061
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): John Ritter
Product Number 45688
Released: Jul 07, 2009
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ISBN: #9781440730085
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): John Ritter
Product Number 15460
Released: Jul 28, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: #9780142415078

Professional reviews

"Narrator Robert Ramirez is clearly having a good time delivering Ritter's tongue-in-cheek humor and intriguing mix of the Wild West and 1880s vintage baseball in a California gold-mining town. After all, it's pure fun to bring Billy the Kid up to bat and, what's more, have him hit a bullet in this tall tale. A prequel to Ritter's THE BOY WHO SAVED BASEBALL, this book revisits the Dillontown Nine, a team stacked with memorable misfits. Ramirez gives each his due. His warm storyteller's voice makes listeners believe it all really happened. Or could have. Or SHOULD have! This narrator sits tall in the saddle AND hits a home run. M.M.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"