Baseball Smarts

Baseball is America’s pastime, and it’s full of quirks that make it a truly unique sport. Whether playing the hot corner at third base or ranging for fly balls in center field, each position has special challenges. This series takes readers through every aspect of baseball from how pitchers and catchers figure out what pitch to throw to what happens when a team puts on the shift. Readers dive into the game to learn about every position with full-color photographs to help illustrate the techniques and skills that helped some of the greatest players of all time dominate the diamond.

  • Focus on teamwork encourages co-learning and cooperation 
  • Technical explanations of positions improve vocabulary
  • Graphic organizers further explain spatial positioning on field




Library Set
© Year 2017
ISBN : 978-1-4994-3277-0
Reading Level: Grade 3
Interest Level: Grades 3 – 6
Size: 8″× 10″ 32p
Features: Fact Boxes • Full-Color Photographs • Further Information Section • Glossary • Graphic Organizers • Index • Websites

Further Info & Pricing 


What Does a Catcher Do?

Catchers have a very special job on a baseball diamond. They work directly with pitchers to make sure they throw the right pitches, and play a huge role in a team’s defense. Readers will go behind the catcher’s mask to learn just what catchers do and how they impact a team’s play on the field. From calling pitches to trying to catch runners stealing, readers will learn all about the important job catchers do on the diamond.

ISBN : 978-1-4994-3294-7
Written by Paul Challen


What Does an Infielder Do?

Baseball is a game of fast reflexes and quick decisions, and nowhere is that more evident than on the infield. This book takes readers inside the heads of players diving in the infield dirt and turning double plays to help their team defensively. Whether exploring the differences between first, second, and third base or the special skills needed to play shortstop, this book is packed with facts about baseball’s infield defenders and how they learn to play their unique positions.

ISBN : 978-1-4994-3283-1
Written by Paul Challen


What Does an Outfielder Do?

Outfielders can do something few players in sports can: take points away from the other team! These amazing athletes can snatch home run balls out of the air for outs and make spectacular catches that amaze crowds in parks all over the world. This book takes a look at the special defensive skills outfielders need, and how they learn to play left, center, and right field. It also explores special defensive shifts and the differences between line drives, pop flies, and how to steal home runs to help their pitcher out in a pinch.

ISBN: 978-1-4994-3287-9
Written by Paul Challen


What Does a Pitcher Do?

Baseball isn’t easy. Every pitch is a test of wills between a pitcher and a batter, but pitching is more than just trying to throw a ball very hard. The strategy and skill involved in pitching is one of the most interesting things about baseball. This book takes readers onto the pitching mound to stare down the plate, choose a pitch, and try to strike a batter out. It also takes readers through the proper way to throw a baseball and execute the defensive strategy pitchers need to field the ball and make outs if a batter makes contact with a pitch.

ISBN : 978-1-4994-3291-6
Written by Paul Challen



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