The Big Field (Paperback)

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Playing shortstop is a way of life for Hutch?not only is his hero, Derek Jeter, a shortstop, but so was his father, a former local legend turned pro. Which is why having to play second base feels like demotion to second team. Yet that's where Hutch ends up after Darryl ?D-Will? Williams, the best shortstop prospect since A-Rod, joins the team. But Hutch is nothing if not a team player, and he's cool with playing in D-Will's shadow?until, that is, the two shortstops in Hutch's life betray him in a way he never could have imagined. With the league championship on the line, just how far is Hutch willing to bend to be a good teammate?

About the Author

Mike Lupica is the author of multiple bestselling books for young readers, including "QB 1", "Heat", "Travel Team", "Million-Dollar Throw", and "The Underdogs". He has carved out a niche as the sporting world s finest storyteller. Mike lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. When not writing novels, he writes for" Daily News" (New York), appears on ESPN s "The Sports Reporters" and hosts "The Mike Lupica Show" on ESPN Radio. You can visit Mike Lupica at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780142419106
ISBN-10: 0142419109
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: February 5th, 2009
Pages: 243
Language: English