By Dan Gutman

Cannons are blasting!
Bullets are flying!
Wounded infantrymen are everywhere!

Stosh has time-traveled to 1863, correct into the center of the Civil battle. In potentially his most enjoyable and positively his most threatening journey but, Stosh has determined to reply to the query all the time: did Abner Doubleday, a Civil battle common, particularly invent the sport of baseball?

It's all the following: substantial laughs, dramatic motion, quick baseball video games in the course of a battlefield. you will be blown away through this 6th striking baseball card adventure!

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They had to be Union soldiers. I had seen 52 ABNER & ME enough Civil War movies and pictures to recognize the blue uniforms. These guys didn’t look much older than me. Their faces were black from gunpowder, dust, and dirt. Each of them had a long rifle in his hands, and one of them had a snare drum. ” one of the boys finally asked. He was the tallest one, and probably the oldest. He had a thin beard. I noticed he had no shoes on. “I’m Joe Stoshack,” I said, sticking out my hand. “Most people call me Stosh.

Sticks, grass, rocks, pieces of tree bark. It was like we were caught in the middle of a tornado. But this stuff wasn’t swirling around, the way I’d imagine a tornado must throw stuff around. It was just flying every which way. This was no earthquake or volcano or hurricane. No, nature couldn’t produce this kind of violence. Somebody was shooting at us. ” I shouted to Mom. She didn’t need to be told. We each hunkered down behind a tombstone. There were more explosions, some of them in the distance and some of them just a few yards away.

Hey Dad,” I said, handing him back the ball. ” “Sure. He’s the guy who invented baseball. ” “Some people say that’s just a myth,” I told him. “I went to the Baseball Hall of Fame once when I was a kid,” Dad said. “I remember they had this display case with a beat-up old baseball in it. They said it was the Abner Doubleday Baseball, and that they found it with Abner Doubleday’s stuff after he died. ” 29 DAN G UTMAN The first baseball? “Well, I was thinking . ” I started. At that, Dad got this look in his eye that he gets when he thinks he’s come up with a great idea.

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