The Big Field

The Big Field

Book - 2008
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For Hutch, shortstop has always been home. It's where his father once played professionally, before injuries relegated him to watching games on TV instead of playing them. And it's where Hutch himself has always played and starred. Until now. The arrival of Darryl ?D-Will? Williams, the top shortstop prospect from Florida since A-Rod, means Hutch is displaced, in more ways than one. Second base feels like second fiddle, and when he sees his father giving fielding tips to D-Will'the same father who can't be bothered to show up to watch his son play?Hutch feels betrayed. With the summer league championship on the line, just how far is Hutch willing to bend to be a good teammate?

Mike Lupica returns to the big field for the first time since his #1 New York Times bestseller Heat and delivers a feel-good home run, showing how love of the game is a language fathers and sons speak from the heart.

Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9780399246258
0399246258
Branch Call Number: j F LUPICA M
Characteristics: 243 pages ; 24 cm.

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Feb 23, 2010

This Book was great. A can't miss for Baseball fans of all ages. This book hits a Home Run!!!!!

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StratfordLibrary Jun 28, 2010

Hutch Hutchinson loves baseball, and there’s no doubt that he’s a talented shortstop… but is he a good team player? It’s his team player skills that are put to the test when an even better shortstop is recruited by his team, and Hutch ends up playing second base. And when the relationship with his dad gets rocky, Hutch’s life becomes very challenging in this fast-paced sports story!

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