Who Got Game?: Baseball: Amazing but True Stories!
by Derrick Barnes, John John Bajet (Illustrator)
5 out of 5 stars
Did you know that a girl pitcher struck out Babe Ruth? Did you know that a Japanese baseball player has more home runs than Hank Aaron? Who were really the first African Americans to play in the major leagues before Jackie Robinson? These are the lesser known heroes of baseball.
I loved this book all about the lesser-known history of baseball! With decades of history, there are some people’s stories that have been lost to time, but now you can discover the real people behind the legends.
This book includes short biographies of the pioneers who organized the first Negro leagues, the first women’s leagues, the first dedicated baseball news columns, and even a doctor who developed an arm surgery to save pitcher’s tendons and ligaments.
Each section features people who broke barriers, worked hard, and developed new strategies. There are cool factoids about the longest game in history, the highest records, the weirdest stats, and the craziest game rules and why they were created.
I loved the cool illustrations in this book! Every page is so colorful and attractive. The writing really kept my attention, and I found it very interesting and informative.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.