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Rules of the game : baseball poems / Marjorie Maddox ; illustrations by John Sandford.

Book Book (c2009.)
Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Wordsong, c2009.
2 of 2 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Everett - Shute Memorial Children's Nonfiction j811/Maddox (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Children's Nonfiction Children's / PS 3613 .A28432 B37 2009 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781590786031 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1590786033 (alk. paper)
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Contents: Balk -- Pitchout -- Pitch -- Batting order -- Choking up on the bat -- Strike zone -- Sweet spot -- Beanball -- "Three and two, what'll he do?" -- Passed ball/wild pitch -- Batting cage -- Walk -- Strike -- Foul ball -- View from the dugout -- In the bullpen -- Relief pitcher -- Home run -- Designated hitter -- Balance -- Up high -- Error -- Grounder -- Collision -- Pop-up -- Infield fly rule -- Catch on bound -- Pinch hitter -- Line drive -- Hit and run -- Sacrifice bunt -- Slide: Takeout -- Figure-4 and pop-up -- Hook -- Headfirst -- LOB -- Double play -- Out -- Safe -- Stealing home -- Grand slam.
Summary: Baseball is a game of fine points and grand gestures, small blunders and bold accomplishments, the hook slide into second, the humble bunt, the unexpected wild pitch, the bases-loaded home run. Poet and baseball fan Marjorie Maddox pays tribute to these and other details that make the national pastime an enduring and engaging sport for players and fans alike. Surprising wordplay and keen images offer a unique perspective of the classic American game. John Sandford's memorable characters and scenes play up the drama.
Authors: Sandford, John, 1953- (ill.).
Citation: Maddox, Marjorie. "Rules of the game : baseball poems." Honesdale, Pa. : Wordsong, 2009.
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