The Desperado Who Stole Baseball

By John H. Ritter
Publisher Philomel Imprint Philomel ISBN


Awards and Honors 2009 <i>Booklilst</i> Top 10 Sports Books for Youth; <i>Booklist</i> Top 10 Westerns Books for Youth: 2012

The Desperado Who Stole Baseball

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1881: After a chance encounter in the California desert, twelve-year-old Jack Dillon befriends one of his idols, Billy the Kid, and they ride together to Dillontown. Billy, wanted dead or alive, only wants to hide there. Jack, though, hopes to join the renowned Dillontown Nine baseball team. The Nine are unbeaten, but their owner, John Dillon, has wagered the town's future for a shot against the best team in baseball, the Chicago White Stockings. When the ruthless owner of the Stockings orders his henchmen to undermine the Nine before the big game, even Jack and Billy, astonishing baseball prodigies, may not be able to save Dillontown.
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