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Lipman Pike: Americas First Home Run King Richard Michelson

Lipman Pike: Americas First Home Run King

Richard Michelson

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ISBN : 9781585364657
Hardcover
32 pages
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In the mid 1800s the sport of baseball was working its way across the United States. Amateur teams were springing up and in 1858 the National Association of Base Ball Players was formed. Young men were eager to show their prowess on the field and inMoreIn the mid 1800s the sport of baseball was working its way across the United States. Amateur teams were springing up and in 1858 the National Association of Base Ball Players was formed. Young men were eager to show their prowess on the field and in the batters box.Lipman Pikes father, a Dutch immigrant, runs a small haberdashery in Brooklyn, New York, though Lip is more interested in watching the ball players than working behind the counter. His mother doesnt approve -- Jewish boys should be paying attention to more sensible matters. But when Lip is barely a teenager, hes invited to join the Nationals Junior Club and play first base. When he hits his first pitch over the right fielders head, Lip knows baseball is the sport for him.