STRETCH BOLTON'S ROOKIES by Leonard Burgess
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When Al Lowdermilk is given a third chance to prove that he's ""got the stuff"" for the major baseball leagues, there is more at stake than his own self image. Stretch Bolton is determined to prove the worth of the Jesters, the team he manages, despite the fact that it is composed mainly of novices and occupies a modest sixth place in the league. The unforeseen inability of shortstop Willie Reeso to carry the team through places Al in the limelight and it is his fine ball playing that elevates the Jesters to new victories. Burgess Leonard has captured the true masculine flavor of the baseball world in his terse descriptions and professional baseball ""lingo"". The players are seen off the field as well as on, as the reader enters their personal lives and achieves understanding of them as individuals. Engrossing material for baseball fans and other enthusiasts interested in the art of good sportsmanship.

Pub Date: March 15th, 1961
Publisher: Lippincott