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by John R. Tunis

  • ISBN: 0688092888
  • Category: Teenagers
  • Author: John R. Tunis
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
  • Other formats: lit txt lrf azw
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co (March 1, 1990)
  • FB2 size: 1299 kb
  • EPUB size: 1543 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
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Read Highpockets, by John R. Tunis online on Bookmate – Cecil Highpockets McDade is known for his ego, his ambition, and his batting average-but a freak accident may help him discover what’s reall.

Read Highpockets, by John R. Tunis online on Bookmate – Cecil Highpockets McDade is known for his ego, his ambition, and his batting average-but a freak accident may help him discover what’s real. Cecil Highpockets McDade is known for his ego, his ambition, and his batting average-but a freak accident may help him discover what’s really important A rookie right fielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cecil Highpockets McDade shows plenty of promise.

John R. Tunis (1889–1975) was a novelist and sportswriter best remembered for his series of novels about the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s and ’50s. Born in Boston, Tunis graduated from Harvard University and then served in the Army during World War I. He began writing sports columns in 1925 and was soon contributing to dozens of publications, including the New Yorker, Reader’s Digest, Esquire, and the Saturday Evening Post.

So that’s him! That’s what an old ballplayer looks like! His lanky frame was covered with an aged piece of sacking which once had been a suit of clothes and now hung in folds from his shoulders. s before, those shoulders had been the most powerful pitching shoulders in the National League; that afternoon they seemed shrunken and feeble. The Dodgers were playing in St. Louis, and old Mac Sweeny, the star hurler of the late twenties, had come in to see a game and his former club in action, from his home in a small Missouri town.

John Roberts Tunis (December 7, 1889 – February 4, 1975), "the 'inventor' of the modern sports story",:11 was an American writer and broadcaster. Known for his juvenile sports novels, Tunis also wrote short stories and non-fiction, including a weekly sports column for the New Yorker magazine.

This is an exciting tale and one that will be long remembered for analysis of a sportsman who learns through adversity to adjust himself to his team and to his world.

A rookie right fielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cecil "Highpockets" McDade shows plenty of promise.

Rookie pitcher Roy Tucker is full of hope for his first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers-and hope might be what the team needs most. Roy Tucker-a small-town kid from Tomkinsville, Connecticut-has quit his job at the drugstore and packed up for Dodgers training camp in Clearwater, Florida, hoping to make the team as a rookie pitcher. A rookie right fielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cecil "Highpockets" McDade shows plenty of promise. But his high opinion of himself (and low opinion of the city) lands him in hot water when a sportswriter makes news out of the Dodger who hates Brooklyn, turning Highpockets into the most despised man on the team overnight.

But Highpockets remains relentless in his pursuit of fame and fortune-until a car accident brings a boy named Dean Kennedy into his life.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. But Highpockets remains relentless in his pursuit of fame and fortune-until a car accident brings a boy named Dean Kennedy into his life. Dean doesn’t care about the Dodgers, or baseball, or anything other than his stamp collection.

by. Tunis, John Roberts, 1889-1975. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. org on October 21, 2010.

Dodger right fielder Highpockets McDade learns about teamwork and sportsmanship from a hospitalized boy
Reviews about Highpockets (7):
Liarienen
I read "Highpockets" when I was in elementary school in the 1960's. I saw the book was available for Kindle and read it again after almost 50 years! I enjoyed it as much as I did all those years ago!

It's a good story, well written, and teaches "lessons" that never go out of style... tell the truth, think of others before yourself, don't be selfish, etc.

Back when I was a kid, I never knew that Tunis' books were about a fictional Brooklyn Dodgers team. The Dodgers were already in LA for 9 years when I read the book for the first time and I had never really heard of the Brooklyn Dodgers. This book started a life long interest in baseball fiction and non-fiction. I discovered that there were other books by Tunis that followed the story of other mythical Dodger players and I will probably read them. Starting with "The Kid from Tompkinsville!"
Anarius
Bought as a gift for man who had read it as a boy. Very well received.
Helo
All of the Tunis books should be required reading for 5th/6th grade boys
Orll
Book from my youth. Purchased this copy as a gift for baseball-loving grandson.
Celen
Wonderful story. Love the "baseball talk". Feels
like I am right in the stands! Characters are great.
Kamick
Highpockets was a amazing story. It had suspense and it was a book that gave you emotions as you read through it.
Uanabimo
Highpockets is a baseball novel by John R. Tunis, and one of a series of books about the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1940s and 50s, which some people call "The Golden Age of Baseball." The protagonist is Cecil McDade, a rookie outfielder/slugger from North Carolina who's in it just for the money and the personal glory. He even hates Brooklyn! Predictably, he learns his lesson. Not much different than a million sports books for kids? Sure, but Tunis raises the story out of the ordinary with a more realistic take on the life of ballplayers, as well as details that mark him as someone who knows the game inside and out. What results is almost a fable, simple, yet profound.

Baseball is about character: it couldn't be about anything else and last so long, and Tunis skillfully weaves together the fate of the team with the development of "Highpockets" McDade as a man and a player. One scene, in which the now unselfish Highpockets decides to play in a crucial game in spite of the risk of permanent injury, steals the show, as the fans rise as one to let him know what they think of him.

Uncharacteristically of the genre, Tunis' books often address social issues - racism, prejudice, alcoholism, and readjustment to civilian life after fighting in a war. His books are idealistic, but not preachy; edifying but not at the cost of a good story. Tunis said he based this book on some aspects of the career of the great Ted Williams, but Highpockets can stand by itself as one of the very best juvenile baseball books ever. It's too bad that Tunis is relatively unknown these days. He is a real example of what excellence in juvenile literature reads like.
Cecil "Highpockets" McDade is a rookie center fielder from North Carolina who, though talented, has an inflated opinion of himself and is disliked by his Dodger teammates. An auto accident midway through the season changes everything, although not right away. Of the latter four Tunis book in the Brooklyn series, this one is perhaps the best. The opening description of Braves Field in Boston is exceptional, right down to the smoke rising above the Charles River beyond the outfield fence. The reader gets to watch Highpockets grow up chapter by chapter, although he has a tougher time of it than Roy Tucker did in the first two books in the series. A good story, and a good read. Tunis mainstains an amazing consistency throughout his Dodgers series, from the clack-clack-clackety-clack of the players' spikes to the dialogue between the players. Expect nothing less here.

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