Baseball Joe at Yale


Read by Donald Cummings

(4.3 stars; 11 reviews)


"Baseball Joe" Matson's great ambition is to become a professional baseball pitcher. The Baseball Joe series follows his career as he seeks to attain his goal. In this volume, Joe follows the wishes of his parents and attends college, and seeks to join the Yale University varsity baseball nine. Much to his disappointment, he finds that he cannot immediately do so, due to a Yale rule barring Freshmen from placement on the varsity. We follow his college adventures through his first and second years, with emphasis on his trials in making the team in year two, including the attempts of a rival pitcher to keep him off the team.

Lester Chadwick is one of dozens of house pseudonyms created by the Stratemeyer Syndicate in the early to mid 1900's, to "author" children's series. Contract writers (whose identities were to remain unknown under tight secrecy) were hired to write the books in the series under the various names, usually multiple writers contributing volumes to a particular series. Howard R. Garis (1873-1962) is thought to have ghost-written most, if not all, of the 14-volume Baseball Joe series. - Summary by Donald Cummings

(5 hr 9 min)

Chapters

Just In Time 17:35 Read by Donald Cummings
A Home Conference 10:06 Read by Donald Cummings
One Last Game 8:43 Read by Donald Cummings
A Sneering Laugh 8:02 Read by Donald Cummings
Off For Yale 13:36 Read by Donald Cummings
On the Campus 8:37 Read by Donald Cummings
A New Chum 13:23 Read by Donald Cummings
Ambitions 8:23 Read by Donald Cummings
The Shampoo 13:10 Read by Donald Cummings
A Wild Night 11:37 Read by Donald Cummings
The Red Paint 8:34 Read by Donald Cummings
Joe's Silence 8:39 Read by Donald Cummings
Early Practice 11:26 Read by Donald Cummings
The Surprise 13:31 Read by Donald Cummings
His First Chance 11:40 Read by Donald Cummings
Joe Makes Good 11:43 Read by Donald Cummings
Another Step 17:27 Read by Donald Cummings
Plotting 6:33 Read by Donald Cummings
The Anonymous Letter 7:00 Read by Donald Cummings
The Cornell Host 8:54 Read by Donald Cummings
Eager Hearts 9:04 Read by Donald Cummings
The Crimson Spot 10:30 Read by Donald Cummings
Joe's Triumph 8:23 Read by Donald Cummings
Hard Luck 13:01 Read by Donald Cummings
At West Point 7:51 Read by Donald Cummings
A Sore Arm 8:28 Read by Donald Cummings
The Accusation 8:29 Read by Donald Cummings
Vindication 8:02 Read by Donald Cummings
Bucking the Tiger 3:59 Read by Donald Cummings
The Championship 12:58 Read by Donald Cummings

Reviews

good read

(4 stars)

The college sports of a bygone era and the student life of the time are presented with an all-male character Llosa. Reminds me of authors of the same time period whose writing gives an all girls view. This book is well read and enjoyable with some unexpected twists. Worth the listen— thanks to the reader for a job well done.