The information about the baseball catching position which was offered a little earlier this season in Jackson's Rookie...

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MIDGET LEAGUE CATCHER

The information about the baseball catching position which was offered a little earlier this season in Jackson's Rookie Catcher with the Atlanta Braves (p. 10-J10), has been filtered and made appropriate to the junior baseball set. The minimal story which surrounds the tips about beginning catching and which follows a rather pretzelated logic deals with eleven year old Beezie Hart, the youngest in a family of golf champions. Beezie's a little sick of being pushed into golfing, so, even though he's not particularly enthusiastic about baseball, he lets his best friend talk him into joining the midget league team. His interest does perk up however when his coach discovers that he's got natural talent as a catcher. Playing the position helps to develop leadership qualities in the Milquetoastish Beezie, and then somehow reconciles him to the idea of being a prize-winning golfer. The awkward dialogue and superficial story are the strikes in the count against this story.

Pub Date: May 1, 1966

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Follett

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1966