Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy
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Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy

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Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Humorous Stories,
  • Sports & Recreation - Baseball,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsC. F. Payne (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9846966M
ISBN 101417740566
ISBN 109781417740567
OCLC/WorldCa176876053

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First-time author Bildner toes this question in the quirks of Shoeless Joe Jackson and his feared bat, Black Betsy. Joe, who played in the major leagues from to , does well in the minor leagues, but can’t seem to move up without the help of his South . But Shoeless Joe had a partner: his bat, Black Betsy. And if not for the faithful Black Betsy, Joe might never even have made it to the major leagues. This is the story of two great partners in baseball history -- Shoeless Joe Jackson and his bat, Black Betsy. Some say Shoeless Joe 3/5(5). This was a fairly good book, but a little long for a read aloud. It's a biography about Shoeless Joe Jackson who was famous for playing an entire baseball game in his socks. This book goes through a little of his life and how he got his bat whom he calls 'Black Betsy.'3/5(5). Shoeless Joe Jackson Virtual Hall of Fame is devoted to Shoeless Joe Jackson and the movement to persuade Major League Baseball to remove him from their ineligible list. The Shoeless Joe Jackson Virtual Hall of Fame is devoted to the memory of Joseph Wofford Jackson, commonly known as Shoeless Joe Jackson. Joe Jackson was a professional baseball player from to with the .

And with the help of Betsy at the plate, Shoeless Joe Jackson batted his rookie year. "And to this day, no rookie has ever had a finer year than Shoeless Joe." Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy is more fable than biography, and Mr Bildner takes a lot of liberties with the facts/5(7). Shoeless Joe is a magic realist novel by Canadian author W. P. Kinsella which became better known due to its film adaptation, Field of tonyasgaapartments.com book was written when Kinsella attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and decided to incorporate the stories he told about the Black Sox Scandal, imagining if Shoeless Joe Jackson came back to the same city Kinsella was living in, Iowa tonyasgaapartments.com: W.P. Kinsella. C. F. Payne has illustrated more than a dozen picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Mousetronaut by astronaut Mark Kelly; the Texas Bluebonnet winner Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy, written by Phil Bildner; and the New York Times bestsellers The Remarkable Farkle McBride and Micawber, both by John Lithgow. He teaches at the /5(3). Shoeless Joe Jackson, said by some to be the greatest baseball player ever, goes into a hitting slump just before he is to start his minor league career, so he asks his friend to make him a special bat to help him hit Junior Library Guild Selection Bluebonnet Awards, Young Hoosier Book award Nominee Picture Book, Pages: