When Joey, better known as Stosh, is hit by a pitch in a baseball game, he finds himself waking up in the hospital and learns he was saved by Dr. Wright. Stosh has a unique ability to travel through time when he holds a baseball card. Dr. Wright tells Stosh that the only guy ever to die playing a baseball game was a man who was hit in the head.
If only they had known then what they know now about relieving the pressure on the brain, they could have saved him. What if they could go back in time and change the outcome? This time Stosh and Dr. Wright travel back together and meet the Babe along the way. This is another in the Baseball Card Adventure series that many reluctant reader boys enjoy. There is information to be found in each storyline.
192 pages 9780061234811 Ages 8-12
Keywords: time travel, baseball, historical fiction, death and dying, accident, adventure, sports, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, part of a series
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
What would you do if you had a chance to save someone's life?
When Stosh gets hit on the head with a baseball, he's lucky to survive. Then he learns about another player who wasn't so lucky—Ray Chapman, the only player in major league history to get hit by a pitched ball and die.
Can Stosh use his time-traveling abilities to save Ray Chapman's life, and the reputation of the pitcher who threw the ball? He's going to try! Along the way, he'll meet Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, and even Harry Houdini. But when Stosh falls into a Houdini-level trap, the question isn't just whether he can save Ray—but whether he can escape from 1920.---from the publisher