Able to Play: Overcoming Physical Challenges (Good Sports) (Paperback)

Able to Play: Overcoming Physical Challenges (Good Sports) Cover Image
Check Availability Status
Out of Stock


Able to Play shares the inspiring stories of four baseball players. Mordecai “Three Finger”
Brown, Ron Santo, Jim Abbott, and Curtis Pride faced physical challenges other
players didn’t have. With determination and guts, they didn’t just overcome; they
excelled. This book is a game-changing celebration of overcoming odds.

About the Author

GLENN STOUT is a freelance writer, author, and editorial consultant and has served as series editor of The Best American Sports Writing since its inception. He is the author of Young Woman and the Sea and Fenway 1912, and has collaborated with Richard Johnson on Red Sox Century, Yankees Century, The Cubs and The Dodgers. Stout has lived in and around Boston for 20 years, and currently lives in Vermont. 

Praise For…

"This is a book that can be read for research or fun and will have broad appeal among sports fans."--School Library Journal
"In clean, fast-moving prose, Stout outlines the injuries, medical conditions, and birth defects that affected the men, the challenges and setbacks they faced, and their triumphs. Equal parts inspirational and informative."--Publishers Weekly
Praise for Good Sports: 

"Give this to fans of Matt Christopher, Mike Lupica, and Dan Gutman."—Booklist

"Accessible and inspirational."—Publishers Weekly

"Never patronizing, [Stout] captures both grit and glory."—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780547417332
ISBN-10: 0547417330
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2012
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Good Sports