SOUTHPAW IN THE MIGHTY MITE LEAGUE by O.B. Jackson

SOUTHPAW IN THE MIGHTY MITE LEAGUE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Just to keep the earned (?) run average straight, O.B. is not to be confused with C. Paul Jackson who has the concurrent Fullback In the Large Fry League on the Hastings House list (p.552, J-180). Ken Morrow, 12; Rick, his 11-year-old brother who is bigger and better; and Lynn Cooper who moves in next door and whom they snoot on sight, live in a Little League-less town. Instead, they get a Mighty Mite League so the boys all help build a park, put on their sneakers and hold practice sessions, and the greater part of the book works in the fundamentals of pitching, batting, the right sporting stance, etc. In a whiz-bang wind-up they play a game, and the boys learn they can be ""teammates"" as well as ""neighbors."" As a story, this never clears the infield and it's a mighty mite short on everything except baseball basics.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1965
Publisher: McGraw-Hill-Whittlesey