KEYSTONE KIDS by John R. Tunis


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The Russell boys worked up from a minor league to be the keystone players of the Dodgers, but it was Spike, as manager, who had, without realizing it, a vision of what being an American is and of what makes a real team. He woke Jocko Klein, the Jewish catcher, out of his fears of prejudice and made him face the others, not as a Jew whom they were trying to break down but as the of the Dodgers, thus winning their respect and championship, knitting the team into a close whole when it was in danger of falling apart, and putting it on the winning track. Another good Tunis book for baseball fans, written, however, with the purpose of making another thrust against race prejudice. The purpose is not as well integrated in this story as in All American.

Pub Date: Aug. 19th, 1943
ISBN: 0152056343
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace