The Big Field (Hardcover)

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For Hutch, shortstop has always been home. It's where his father once played professionally, before injuries relegated him to watching games on TV instead of playing them. And it's where Hutch himself has always played and starred. Until now. The arrival of Darryl ?D-Will? Williams, the top shortstop prospect from Florida since A-Rod, means Hutch is displaced, in more ways than one. Second base feels like second fiddle, and when he sees his father giving fielding tips to D-Will?the same father who can't be bothered to show up to watch his son play?Hutch feels betrayed. With the summer league championship on the line, just how far is Hutch willing to bend to be a good teammate?

Mike Lupica returns to the big field for the first time since his #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Heat" and delivers a feel-good home run, showing how love of the game is a language fathers and sons speak from the heart.

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: 9780399246258
ISBN-10: 0399246258
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: March 4th, 2008
Pages: 243
Language: English