Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars


Read by Donald Cummings

(4.4 stars; 22 reviews)

"Baseball Joe" Matson has recently moved to Riverside with his family, in this opening volume of Baseball Joe series. Joe is a wide-awake country boy who enjoys playing baseball. We follow his career in the series, and his adventures, as he joins Riverside's local nine and makes good, playing the position he most enjoys - that of pitcher, are recounted here. When not on the diamond, Joe is assisting his father against foes who are trying to steal Mr. Matson's machinery patents.

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 solely ghost-written the 14-volume Baseball Joe series. (Summary by Donald Cummings) (4 hr 40 min)

Chapters

A Hot Game 11:57 Read by Donald Cummings
Tieing the Score 13:09 Read by Donald Cummings
Mrs. Matson is Worried 8:53 Read by Donald Cummings
A Row with Sam 10:59 Read by Donald Cummings
Joe Helps the Manager 10:11 Read by Donald Cummings
Joe Has Hopes 9:05 Read by Donald Cummings
Laughed at 9:43 Read by Donald Cummings
A Mean Protest 7:59 Read by Donald Cummings
Joe in the Game 8:08 Read by Donald Cummings
A Tight Contest 9:59 Read by Donald Cummings
Joe’s Run 7:50 Read by Donald Cummings
Discontent 7:21 Read by Donald Cummings
Scientific Practice 7:54 Read by Donald Cummings
A Kettle of Apple Sauce 10:39 Read by Donald Cummings
Joe Overhears Something 11:20 Read by Donald Cummings
Mr. Matson is Alarmed 8:19 Read by Donald Cummings
A Throwing Contest 7:40 Read by Donald Cummings
Another Defeat 8:49 Read by Donald Cummings
Joe is Watched 11:14 Read by Donald Cummings
"Would You Like to Pitch?" 6:25 Read by Donald Cummings
To the Rescue 8:06 Read by Donald Cummings
A Delayed Pitcher 12:25 Read by Donald Cummings
Joe in the Box 6:56 Read by Donald Cummings
Sam Arrives 6:37 Read by Donald Cummings
Joe Foils the Plotters 12:28 Read by Donald Cummings
Sam Resigns 7:45 Read by Donald Cummings
Bad News 7:09 Read by Donald Cummings
The Fight 8:10 Read by Donald Cummings
The Challenge 5:49 Read by Donald Cummings
The Winning Throw - Conclusion 17:08 Read by Donald Cummings

Reviews

Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars

(5 stars)

Donald Cummings does a wonderful job reading the first in the series about Baseball Joe. This 14 book series was published between 1912 and 1928. Mr. Cummings captures the sincerity of the novels which provide an interesting insight into both the era and early 20th century baseball. As a history teacher and baseball fan I was delighted to find Mr. Cummings work and hopes he continues through all 14 books!

good baseball book

(4 stars)

Thanks for a good read. The era of the plot is one of days gone by. Enjoyed

this book is one of the best books I have ever read!

(5 stars)