THE GRAND-SLAM KID by Duane Decker


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Seventeen-year-old Bucky O'Brian started his baseball career down East in Maine, but zoomed up to the big leagues at jet-propelled speed. The account of his upward progress is so brief that the reader does not see Bucky as a real person. However, once Mr. Decker has him established as a hard-hitter for the Blue Sox--a team the author created in earlier books and knows well-he creates one action-packed on-the-diamond scene after another. Bucky's near self-destruction as a ball player, resulting from sudden fame, and his second rise as one of the greats save a tale which was a near strike-out in the beginning.

Pub Date: Feb. 19th, 1964
Publisher: Morrow