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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (85 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Ritter Narrator: Robert Ramirez Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A rough-and-tumble band of batsmen from a California boomtown insist they're the country's best baseball team. To back up their boast, the Dillontown Nine make the 1881 champion Chicago White Stockings an offer they can't refuse - a wager so bold it may completely transform life in their gold mining settlement.

Into this explosive, high-stakes climate rides 12-year-old baseball virtuoso Jack Dillon. His dream of joining Dillontown's celebrated team has carried him and his trusty baseball bat across deserts and mountains. And as he enters the town with his newfound friend - legendary outlaw Billy the Kid - the stage is set for a rip-roaring, fun-filled, wild and woolbacious baseball showdown.

An ALA Jr. Literary Guild selection, this enthralling gem by John H. Ritter is a prequel to The Boy Who Saved Baseball, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Robert Ramirez's magnificent narration enhances Ritter's tongue-in-cheek humor and his Mark Twain-like storytelling. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sara Drazkowski | 8/31/2013

    " interesting story that mixes the "wild west" with baseball. Popular figures, such as Billy the Kid, are used, as well as real baseball terms/things, such as the Chicago White Stockings. This story would appeal more to boys, and a knowledge of baseball would help the reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Owennlsn | 1/10/2013

    " Some people might not believe this, but when I was in fifth grade, my teacher was John H. Ritter's wife. He was writing this book while I was in fifth grade and he brought in pieces of it and we helped edit a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sheryl | 9/3/2012

    " Amazing read aloud for my baseball-loving son. Used several parts to showcase different writing crafts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 7/28/2012

    " book was okay, but not as good as John Ritter's other baseball book: The Boy Who Saved Baseball. "

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