By Cathy Morrison, Montrew Dunham
Young readers will percentage Abner Doubleday's enthusiasm and love of baseball and realize him as a heroic normal who fought bravely in wars during this set up of the younger Patriots sequence. An early adapter of contemporary baseball ideas, Abner cherished the game and helped carry it into mainstream American carrying existence. As a boy, he enjoyed not anything greater than enjoying ball—whether or not it's "one outdated cat" or "three outdated cat"—with his brother and neighbors. whilst now not at the taking part in box, Abner sought out adventures, which lead him to a historical assembly with the French innovative War–hero basic Lafayette, the restoration of a stolen trunk within the woods, and a hitched trip aboard a rickety stagecoach. at the same time a baby, Abner displayed the management abilities and stable sportsmanship that helped him increase the principles of baseball and lead his infantrymen into conflict in the course of the Mexican-American and Civil Wars. designated positive aspects contain a precis of Abner's grownup accomplishments, enjoyable evidence detailing little-known tidbits of data approximately him, and a time line of his existence.
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It looked like he might cry. He was probably hungry. He just turned around without a word and walked back to the front door. I got out of my seat and caught up with him before he could leave. “Hey,” I said. ” “Ain’t got no mother,” he told me. “My momma died the day I was born. ” He pointed toward the bus, which was still outside. Then he opened the door and left the diner. When I went back, Flip was standing at the cash register. “I’d like to order twenty hamburgers,” Flip said to Laverne’s father.
I went to the computer and quickly logged on to eBay. The Satchel Paige postcard was still at four dollars. Good. Nobody else had made a bid. There were fourteen minutes left in the auction. I typed in a bid for five dollars and sat back to wait for the YOU HAVE WON THIS AUCTION message. A minute later, this message appeared on my screen: YOU HAVE BEEN OUTBID BY ANOTHER BIDDER. ) What?! It said the current bid was now seven dollars. Somebody else out there was bidding on the same 37 DAN G UTMAN item!
Well, everybody knows that,” I said. ” “We live in Louisville, Kentucky, Stosh,” the kid said. ” “Oh yeah? ” I asked. “When I was a kid, me and my buddies in Brooklyn used to flip baseball cards against the wall. Stosh, you gotta believe me. I’m your Little League coach! ” 49 DAN G UTMAN It really was Flip! When I looked at his face closely, I could see a slight resemblance. But he was more than fifty years younger than the Flip I knew. Then I figured out what must have happened. When I travel through time, I get whatever I wish for.