CHALLENGE AT SECOND BASE Stan Martin's chances of playing second base seem next to zero at the start of the season. His rival for the position, Gary Newman, looks tough to beat. Stan loves baseball-maybe even more than his brother, Phil, who played pro ball until quitting suddenly the year before-but after experiencing a few setbacks, Stan is tempted to quit too. Then Stan receives a mysterious note telling him to stick it out-and soon Stan finds himself face-to-face with the challenge at second base.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Series:||Matt Christopher Sports Classics Series , #5|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Lexile:||600L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||8 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Stan is competing with another player to get to starting position at second base. Stan is so to worried if he will do good or not that he doesn't do good on the field. Jealousy is also a factor. When this other player does better than him it makes Stan angry. And on top of things Stan is getting mysterious letters from someone. Will Stan eventually get the starting position? Or will his jealousy get the best of him? Will Stan ever figure out who is writing those letters? Read to find out.
If you like baseball this is a good book to read. I'm 13 and I play second base so I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading other Matt Christopher books!