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Baseball's Greatest Players: 10 Baseball Biographies for New Readers (Paperback)



Introduce kids ages 6 to 9 to a century of baseball’s biggest stars

From legendary sluggers to civil rights heroes, the game of baseball has seen a lot of amazing players—and this book features 10 of the very best. Perfect for new fans or those who already know a thing or two about baseball, this kid-friendly guide is packed full of fun facts and essential stats that will teach them all about the incredible careers of these sports superstars.

What sets this collection of baseball biographies apart:
  • 10 decades, 10 players—Starting in the 1920s, this book shows the ways players like Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, and Mike Trout have made history.
  • Runners up—Each decade also includes a brief look at some of the other greats, including Bob Gibson, Ken Griffey Jr., and Ichiro Suzuki.
  • A helpful glossary—All of the terms kids need to know are highlighted and defined in the back of the book.
  • Super stats—Kids will see exactly how outstanding each player was with a quick breakdown of their career stats.

Delight young fans and get them interested in the history of the game with this standout among baseball books.

About the Author

ANDREW MARTIN, known as The Baseball Historian, has written about baseball, sports, and history for more than a decade. His work has been featured on the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Bleacher Report,, and, of course, his own blog, The Baseball Historian.

Praise For…

Baseball's Greatest Players is perfect for young baseball players and fans who want to learn more about the history of the game and its greatest players. Readers can get a clearer perspective of the game that they love by learning more about the most important events in the lives and careers of the players that helped shaped the game. It is easy to read and ideal for new readers.” —Jim Rushford, former MLB/MiLB player, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies

“Martin's love of the game shines through in this book for children. Understanding the roots of the game will make kids lifetime fans. Andrew is perfect for that role!” —Ron Juckett, owner of RetroSportsNetwork

“Andrew Martin is a knowledgeable baseball historian who does a fantastic job of introducing some of baseball's all-time greats to younger readers. I love the format and that he gave honorable mentions to players from each decade. I wish this book was around when I was a kid!” —Michael Lynch, author and founder of

Product Details
ISBN: 9781638782148
ISBN-10: 1638782148
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: February 8th, 2022
Pages: 76
Language: English