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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (692 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Ritter Narrator: Robert Ramirez Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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In his third book on baseball, John Ritter takes the reader to Dillontown where, through a series of events, the fate of the town rests on the outcome of a baseball game. Tom and a newcomer, Cruz, convince a former Major-League Baseball player to coach the team. The team prepares for the big day by using unorthodox training methods. While the team wins the game, it still takes an unusual set of circumstances to save the town. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Henry | 2/19/2014

    " Its good so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/18/2014

    " This is a book I read with my class. While they enjoyed the story, I think I was the one who took the most away from it. I made a lot of connections to story-elements and characters that my students weren't able to. The lesson here is its a great book, but I wouldn't read it again to my class. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 2/15/2014

    " In the little town of Dilliontown, California, baseball is about to be bulldozed for a luxury housing complex. Only Tom and his ragtag team can save the ball park if they can win the end-of-summer game against a rival town. Can Tom convince ex-major leaguer Dante DelGato to be their coach? Is the stranger and super pitcher Cruz de la Cruz the team's salvation? And even if Tom's team wins the game, will the adults follow through and stop the demolition? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny Wilk! | 2/8/2014

    " When I read the Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter I thought it was really good. It had a good story line and a good plot. I like how he added in about Dante Del Gato. The player that played there that went on to play professional baseball. I also loved how they got him to coach the team. Also when at the end, well I dont wanna spoil the ending. This is a great book and you should read this. And every kid out there that is trying to use this review for a book report you better not! Not really. But seriously I encourage everyone to read this book. It has a great story line and a great plot. John H. Ritter is my second favorite writter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maddie | 2/5/2014

    " read it in 5th grade "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Care Baers | 2/3/2014

    " There was boy who want to save the base ball park.the boy name tom is a tight spot.fate to danilltown .Tom's teanm loss there game so the mayor said the ballpark will be build down .Tom's team are trying to come with a plan to save the ballpark.So if they win a game the mayor not take the ballpark out of the park.Now tom and his team are look for a good teacher to get them ready for the game.at the end Tom's team win the game and the mayor was not mayor no more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 1/24/2014

    " Loved it. Great, fun read. Baseball, cowboys and computer games all in one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler Hart | 1/22/2014

    " I recommend this book to anybody who likes baseball or a good book to read. Tom Gallagher is in a tight spot. The Dillontown baseball field is about to be torn down by developers, and he has to save it. After all, Dillontown is a baseball town of legends. It's where the great Dante Del Gato became the best hitter baseball has ever known. Now the fate of the entire town rests on the outcome of one baseball game, winner take all. If Tom's team loses, they lose their field too. But how can they possibly win? Just when everything seems hopeless, a mysterious boy named Cruz de la Cruz rides into town and claims to know the secret of hitting. Not to mention the secrets of Dante Del Gato. Since he walked away from the game years ago, Del Gato hasn't spoken a word to anyone. But that's not going to stop Cruz de la Cruz from helping Tom ask Del Gato to coach the Dillontown team. It's a crazy idea, but it just might be Tom's only hope for saving his town. You will have to read the book to find out if Del Gato coaches the team to save the town. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 1/18/2014

    " This was a cute book. I chose it for my sixth grade intervention class because it's predominantly boys. They had mixed reviews. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 1/15/2014

    " Truth: I skipped pages to get to the end to find out what happens. Slow and repetitive plot, predictable ending. Not the best book I've ever read...don't even know if my boys would stick with it...they might need more action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie | 1/2/2014

    " This book was about a baseball team in Dillontown, who saved their ballpark. I thought that the book was pretty good. I like Cruz de la Cruz and Dante Del Gato. They were both supastars...no not really but they were pro at baseball. It was a goooood book suggest this to any. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 1/1/2014

    " It was a good book but it was a little hard to read but you should read it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samuel Bass | 12/19/2013

    " I thought this was a really good book. I got really into it because there was an intense baseball game. Since it was about a sport I really liked it. There was some Spanish in it but it was still good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/11/2013

    " This was an excellent book. Well-written, great metaphor, and a good message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blake Adamson | 12/4/2013

    " possibly the best sports book i've ever read. (I don't read many sports books, but this one held my interests). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Atticus | 2/1/2013

    " two thumbs up. Loved the ending. Tom was a good kid. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Josh | 11/25/2012

    " Heard good things about this book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 7/20/2012

    " Excellent book. My boys loved the book, as did I. It was a bit difficult for my boys to get into until about halfway through. There is a lot of plot set up in the beginning that they found boring. Overall, however, a great book for moving from easier to more difficult reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 2/26/2012

    " All you could ask from a juvenile baseball book...a normal boy, a mysterious hero, a new exciting stranger, and of course...baseball. My favorite part was that the climax of the book came, not at the end of the baseball game, but at another more important point. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maggie C | 1/26/2012

    " DO NOT EVER READ, this is an extremely boring pointless book. I picked it up and began to read it, and then put it down. A few months later I picked it up and forced myself to read it. I thought the story line was pointless and boring and stupid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 12/17/2011

    " This is a well written story in the same style as The City of Ember/People of Sparks. A great story for boys who love baseball and struggle with reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Proud2BePINOY | 12/2/2011

    " its a BEAST BOOK THAN JOHNNY HANGTIME!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 11/7/2011

    " This book was great! It even got me a little emotional at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsea Kirkwood | 11/3/2011

    " It's a goood book for people who like baseball and understand terms of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zack.r | 9/29/2011

    " l thought it was an amazing book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stencel | 8/13/2011

    " It is an OK book through most of it then it heats up at the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dionna | 7/19/2011

    " I had to read this for a class in school, and i really did not like it one little bit. I could not relate to any of the characters. It didn't seem realistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Proud2BePINOY | 5/24/2011

    " its a BEAST BOOK THAN JOHNNY HANGTIME!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie | 5/4/2011

    " This book was about a baseball team in Dillontown, who saved their ballpark. I thought that the book was pretty good. I like Cruz de la Cruz and Dante Del Gato. They were both supastars...no not really but they were pro at baseball. It was a goooood book suggest this to any. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 4/19/2011

    " Sports fans will love this book. It is an easy read that upper elementary students will enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 3/28/2011

    " Not necessarily my "type" of book, but it was decent. Boys should find interest in it. Not very difficult to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacob | 3/4/2011

    " I Liked It but The Part at The End Where Doc Dies Is Really Bad but it Was A Good Book Overall "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 1/13/2011

    " Loved it. Great, fun read. Baseball, cowboys and computer games all in one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsea | 10/13/2010

    " It's a goood book for people who like baseball and understand terms of it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennie | 7/24/2010

    " I hated this book, I don't like baseball so i wasn't exicited when i got to read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 7/7/2010

    " This was nice easy summer read. The plot was very easy to figure out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 7/6/2010

    " Great book! I learned a lot about baseball and was really pulling for the team in the big game at the end! It also had a good "baja" twist since it's set in southern Cali near the border of Mexico. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alejandro | 6/15/2010

    " It was a pretty good book. The only thing was the plot was a little slow. All in all, the book captivated me to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor ??????! | 5/15/2010

    " I think that it was a good book, even if I don't play baseball, I understood it and think that it was good, but if I were the author I would've made a different ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Atticus | 5/3/2010

    " two thumbs up. Loved the ending. Tom was a good kid. "

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About the Narrator

Robert Ramirez came to audiobook narration fresh from his MFA in classical theater. Initially answering a casting call for a narrator who spoke Spanish, Robert has used his Mexican-American background to imbue authentic flavor and dialogue in audio titles. His powerful command of language and rich voice reflect his interest in dialects. Ramirez is the winner of eight AudioFile Earphones Awards.