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They call pitches, cover bunts, and catch pop-ups. They throw out runners trying to steal bases, cover wild pitches, and do anything else necessary to help their teams win. They’re catchers, and they have a very important job. Readers will learn about this crucial role on the baseball field. Aspiring ball players will receive valuable exercises and tips to teach them how to be better catchers. Fascinating facts explain the hard work that goes into becoming a catcher, and vibrant photographs show professional catchers of yesterday and today doing what they do best.

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List Price: $14.05
School Price: $11.95

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Contains 6 Copies of This Title
List Price: $84.30
School Price: $71.70

More Information

Reading Level: Grade 3
Fountas & Pinell: S
Author: Glaser, Jason
Copyright: 2011
Specifications: 6 1/2" x 9", 48 pages, Paperback, Full-color and Black-and-White Photographs

Key Features

  • Author Biography
  • Detailed Table of Contents
  • Fact Boxes
  • Fact Sheets
  • For Further Information Section
  • Further Reading
  • Glossary
  • How-To Section
  • Index
  • Sidebars
  • Web Sites
Series Review: Play Ball: Baseball
"Each page features a colorful, captioned photograph exhibiting action, coupled with a paragraph of attention-grabbing facts or descriptions of skills, tips, or drills...The books’ hi/lo composition is the main asset of the series...These volumes will work as replacements for older titles."
— School Library Journal

Further Purchasing Options

Classroom Collections

QTY Title 10 Digit ISBN S&L PRICE
Play Ball: Baseball 978-1-4339-5115-2 $358.50

Single-Copy Collections

QTY Title 10 Digit ISBN S&L PRICE
Play Ball: Baseball 978-1-4339-5114-5 $59.75

Paperback Books

QTY Title 10 Digit ISBN S&L PRICE
Batter 978-1-4339-4620-2 $11.95
Catcher 978-1-4339-4484-0 $11.95
Infielders 978-1-4339-4488-8 $11.95
Outfielders 978-1-4339-4492-5 $11.95
Pitcher 978-1-4339-4496-3 $11.95


QTY Title 10 Digit ISBN S&L PRICE
Batter 978-1-4339-4621-9 $71.70
Catcher 978-1-4339-4485-7 $71.70
Infielders 978-1-4339-4489-5 $71.70
Outfielders 978-1-4339-4493-2 $71.70
Pitcher 978-1-4339-4497-0 $71.70