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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (806 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Lupica Narrator: Lucien Dodge Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It is every baseball kid’s dream summer job: batboy for your hometown Major League team. Yet for fourteen-year-old Brian, the job means more than just the chance to hang around his idols. Baseball was the job his father loved so much, in the end he couldn’t leave it. Yet he could leave his family. Now Brian sees the job as the way to win back his father. There is no winning back some people, though. Just ask Hank Bishop—once the most popular player in baseball before he was banned for using steroids. Now he is making his comeback. And an unlikely friendship slowly develops between this man in need of a family and this boy in need of a father. Mike Lupica, king of the sports novel, delivers his most powerful and kid-friendly to date.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ian | 2/18/2014

    " This book gives me a good sense about what being a batboy is like. I have always wanted to be one, even though I live in Kansas City and the Royals aren't the best. This book also gives me the sense of how it is to have a father that doesn't care about you. I loved this book and cant wait for the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kendall Lemmen | 2/6/2014

    " The ending made me want to stand up and cheer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tyler M. | 2/3/2014

    " I think that this is a book mainly for people who like baseball. If you do not like baseball you will probably not like this because it is mainly about a kid who loves baseball. I would recommend this to you if you really like baseball and play it or even just like to watch it. So basically, if you like baseball you will love this book but, if you do not you will probably not like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Benjamin Issroff | 2/1/2014

    " The Batboy was a bit of a disappointment coming from such a talented knowledgable writer such as Mike Lupica. This fluke lacked a strong plot, however, it was easy to relate to the characters in the novel. Mike Lupica's generally strong literary works stand high above this catastrophe. A younger audience may be able to better appreciate the book's simplistic nature. "

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