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Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings
Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings
 
Our Price: $17.00
Year: 2003
Pages: 31
Binding Hardcover (no d.j.)
ISBN 689833008

Product Code: 756778018

Description
 
Deborah Hopkinson (au); Terry Widener (il). This book was inspired by the life of baseball pioneer Alta Weiss, born Feb. 9, 1890, in Ragersville, Ohio. In 1907, at age 17, she pitched for a semipro all-male team, the Vermilion Independents. The next season her father became a co-owner, & the team was renamed the Weiss All-Stars. Alta went on to become a doctor; she died in 1964. The book tells the story of her baseball days in the first person, accompanied by colorful & amusing illustrations. It also includes a chronology of highlights of women in baseball.

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