The Desperado Who Stole Baseball

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The Desperado Who Stole Baseball

by John H. Ritter

First Release:

May 2009

ISBN: 9780399246647

1881: After a chance encounter in the California desert, twelve-year-old Jack Dillon befriends one of his idols, Billy the Kid, and they ride together to Dillontown. Billy, wanted dead or alive, only wants to hide there. Jack, though, hopes to join the renowned Dillontown Nine baseball team. The Nine are unbeaten, but their owner, John Dillon, has wagered the town's future for a shot against the best team in baseball, the Chicago White Stockings. When the ruthless owner of the Stockings orders his henchmen to undermine the Nine before the big game, even Jack and Billy, astonishing baseball prodigies, may not be able to save Dillontown.

  • ISBN: 9780399246647
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Philomel
    Page Count: 256
    Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
    Dewey Classification: F
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 4.7, Points: 9
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 4.3, Points: 15
    Lexile: Level: 750L
    Awards & Honors: 2009 Booklilst Top 10 Sports Books for Youth; Booklist Top 10 Westerns Books for Youth: 2012
    Genre: Historical fiction
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