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Baseball. America’s pastime. Over 100 years of incredible plays, impossible achievements, stunning victories and heroes to aspire towards. While diving into this collection, you will meet and read the stories of 15 of the game’s greatest players, past and present. Learn how they overcame the adversity and challenges that come in pursuing a Major League Baseball career and discover the various ways these big leaguers have chosen to give back. Current players such as Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper are profiled, as well as legends of the game like Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Roberto Clemente. The goal of this volume is to reach young players and fans and help them see how hard work and dedication to their craft make for not only great players, but great teammates as well. But these stories go beyond just baseball. They also dive into what makes these players unique off the field: the good work they do, the efforts they make to effect change and how they use their off-season time to make not just their baseball careers better, but the lives of the people around them better. Within these pages you’ll discover: 15 inspiring stories that will deepen your understanding of the game Anecdotes and quotes from some of history’s best baseball players How mental discipline matters as much to these players as their physical skills do The importance of finding ways to give back to the community after finding success on the baseball diamond The necessity of pushing yourself with dedication and intent A better sense of how baseball is integral to the fabric of the United States If you’re a casual fan, a baseball diehard or a future Hall-of-Famer, these stories will lift up your spirits as springtime rolls around and the crack of the bat can be heard echoing across America’s ballfields. Take a swing and learn what makes baseball’s heroes so great!
Genre: Children's
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