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Tocher, Timothy.
New York : Cricket Books, 2004.
IL 5-8, RL 5.4
ISBN 0812627113
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The year is 1919 and baseball is the game.  Hank Cobb is fifteen years old.  He has been hopping freight trains for quite some time.  This last train, the old man could not make the jump.  Hank is finally free of him.  Inside that box car, Hank meets Chief Sunrise - the greatest Indian to ever step on a baseball field.  Together, Hank and the chief plan to meet Giants manager John McGraw.  They want a chance to play on McGraw's major league team, but getting a position is not going to be easy!  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face committee, 2005-2006)
SUBJECTS:     Baseball -- Fiction.
                        Runaways -- Fiction.
                        Race relations -- Fiction.
                        United States -- Social life and customs -- 1918-1945 -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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