Winners take all

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Peachtree Publishers,
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1st ed.
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IL: MG - BL: 4.3 - AR Pts: 2
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In order to win an important baseball game, twelve-year-old Kyle claims to have made a difficult catch, which he actually dropped. The attention he receives is not enough to silence his conscience. Now in a newly-revised format! In order to win an important baseball game, twelve-year-old Kyle claims to have made a difficult catch which he actually dropped. The unearned win gives his team, the Reds, an unfair advantage in the championship series against the Cubs, and everyone-from his teammates to his parents-considers him the hero of the game. But the heady excitement of the praise and attention he receives is not enough to silence his conscience, which starts getting the better of him. He is afraid of disappointing his family and teammates if he tells the truth, but he is increasingly uneasy in his deception. He even considers deliberately throwing the next game in the series to try to offset the damage. Then his sports-crazed grandmother tells him about Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson, a pitcher whose reputation for honesty was so great that umpires would ask him to make calls during games. Mathewson made the calls-and sometimes against his own team! In the end Kyle learns a valuable lesson about sportsmanship and realizes that being a hero is only worthwhile if you have earned it. The final playoff game between the Reds and the Cubs provides exciting and nail-biting action which will have young readers on the edges of their seats.
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full_title winners take all
author bowen fred
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display_description When Kyle fakes a catch, his baseball team goes on to win the league championship but Kyle doesn't feel good about winning by cheating. Includes a section on the sportsmanship of Christy Mathewson, a pitcher who played professional baseball in the early 1900s.
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series Allstar sportstory
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subject_facet Baseball -- Fiction, Honesty -- Fiction, Sportsmanship -- Fiction
title_display Winners take all
title_full Winners take all / by Fred Bowen ; illustrated by Paul Casale
title_short Winners take all
topic_facet Baseball, Honesty, Sportsmanship