"Jack and Annie use the magic tree house to travel back in time to 1947 Brooklyn, New York, where they pretend to be batboys at Jackie Robinson's first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves"--
Jack and Annie aren't great baseball players...yet! Then Morgan the librarian gives them magical baseball caps that will make them experts. They just need to wear the caps to a special ballgame in Brooklyn, New York. The magic tree house whisks them back to 1947! When they arrive, Jack and Annie find out that they will be batboys in the game, not ballplayers. What exactly does Morgan want them to learn? And what's so special about this game? They...
Chronicles the 1951 baseball season when the Brooklyn Dodgers faced the New York Giants in a race for the pennant. Presents a descriptive view of life in New York from its streets and stadium to the Cyclone at Coney Island.
On April 15, 1947, Matt Romano and his father watch the Brooklyn Dodgers season-opener, during which Jackie Robinson, a twenty-eight-year-old rookie, breaks the "color line" that had kept black men out of Major League baseball. Includes facts about Jackie Robinson's life and career.