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1948 batter up baseball book jackson scholz big leagues comet books

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Estimated to arrive by Thu, May 2nd. Details
$2.50 via Standard shipping (1 to 5 business days) to United States

Return policy

None: All purchases final

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Category:

Antiquarian & Collectible

Quantity Available:

Only one in stock, order soon

Condition:

Good

Printing Year:

1948

Category:

Sports

Special Attributes:

1st Edition

Dust Jacket Condition:

Other

Topic:

Biography & Autobiography Sports

Year Printed:

1948

Origin:

American

Country/Region of Manufacture:

United States

Binding:

Softcover/Wraps

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Items after first shipped at flat $1.00

Posted for sale:

More than a week ago

Item number:

107590795

Item description

1948 batter up baseball book jackson scholz big leagues click picture to enlarge click picture to enlarge Pocket Books also had a childrenโ€™s paperback line what would be termed a teenage or young adult line today called Comet Books which ran from #1-34, later they changed the name and format, and it became Pocket Books Junior beginning with #J-35. These two Pocket Books imprints published at least five books that were baseball related. They were all fiction about teenage heroes and the trials and tribulations they went through to pitch or hit in the big game. They are still good reads, and are actually charming stories. They include: Batter Up by Jackson Scholz, Comet Book #2, 1948, with the usual fine cover art by Robert Frankenberg. Marty was a terrific batter but he had a lot to learn about being a good sport. Remember when good sportsmanship was important? The cover art shows Marty stretching to catch a line drive.This baseball book starts with an unusual and interesting premise. Bender and Marty Shane are brothers who each own a significant share of a major league baseball team called the Quakers. Most of the remaining stock is held by a single woman Bender's age and Bender is dating her. While Marty was off shooting down Japanese planes in the Pacific campaign, Bender was playing baseball for the Quakers. When Marty returns from the war, Bender as the older brother tries to convince Marty that he should go back and finish his college education. Marty is stubborn and wants to prove himself on the baseball diamond. Marty goes to a Class B team called the Bantams that are managed by an old nemesis of Bender's. Despite the odds, Marty succeeds and is called up by the major league Rangers, the worst team in the league. He fails and is sent back to the Bantams. Once there, Marty concentrates hard on improving his game and is then brought back up to the Quakers at the end of the season. The Quakers are in a hot pennant race and it comes down to the final game. Bender and Marty finally make peace with each other and Marty drives in the winning run. This clinches the pennant, although Marty cannot play in the World Series due to one final dirty trick played by the manager of the Bantams. This is another of those quality sports books where an arrogant and talented young man needs to learn some humility before he can really succeed. Excellence is often achieved by being humble, which is a lesson that all of us should learn at some point. will ship in hard sleeve See my other listings for more great items! payment must be made within 48 hours of winning the bid. paypal is preferred method, will also take you know what with prior approval items will ship approximately 3 day after payment received shipping is 2.50 no refunds or returns See my Booth for more great items! txzj pxzj90 txzj32
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