Baseball Joe Around the World

Pitching on a Grand Tour

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Author: Lester Chadwick
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,452 / 152 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.3
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Baseball Joe
Downloads: 1,983
Added to site: 2008.11.27
mnybks.net#: 22706
Origin: gutenberg.org

The Giants and the All-Americans tour the world, playing in many foreign countries.

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d Joe signaled to the leader to strike up a tune. The next instant the musicians swung into a popular air, and completely reassured, the people settled down into their seats.

And while Joe stands there, exulting in his triumph over the panic, it may be well for the sake of those who have not read the preceding books of this series to sketch something of his life and adventures up to this time.

Joe's first experience in the great game in which he was to become so famous was gained on the diamond of his own home town. He did so well there that he soon became known in the towns around as one of the best players in the county. He had many mishaps and difficulties, and how he overcame them is told in the first volume of the series, entitled, "Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars; Or The Rivals of Riverside."

A little later on, when playing on his school nine, he had obstacles of a different character to surmount. The bully of the school sought to down him, but found that he had made a mistake in p

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.05.18
Mark Felderman
*****

This is a light and very readable book about a baseball star who joins a group of all-stars traveling the world. It is a travelogue, a baseball story, a light romance, a mystery and moral story. I understand that under different pen names this author also wrote the Tom Swift books, the Bobbsie Twins books and others as well. I enjoyed this book because it was well written and from a time of innocence.


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