SQUEEZE PLAY by Colin Lochlone


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Mike Pavelec was a Polish boy was expressed his well-justified fear of authority form the first moment he entered the ninth grade of Lincoln High by defiantly breaking rules and being aggressively individualistic on the baseball team. A kindly coach, a sympathetic teacher and his loquacious friend Rod help him to understand teamwork. There are many admirable elements in this book -- for one thing the extensive representation of various linguistic groups in the school with the emphasis on teamwork. But the precious monologues of Rod weighted with psychiatric terminology, and the sententious wisdom of coach and teacher pull the story to a standstill that even descriptions of the baseball games and some playing hints cannot remedy.

Pub Date: April 16th, 1950
Publisher: Crowell