Baseball Joe in the Central League


Read by Donald Cummings

(5 stars; 6 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 fourth volume, Joe accepts a contract to play baseball professionally, and leaves Yale to play on the Pittston team for the Central League, a "bush league" in the professional baseball hierarchy. Joe's career is helped by "Pop" Dutton, a famous pitcher now down on his luck, and hindered by a rival pitcher on the team, while at home, Joe's father is blinded by a chemical accident, and requires an expensive operation, which, if successful, will regain his sight.

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 10 min)

Chapters

Danger 15:17 Read by Donald Cummings
Off for the South 12:46 Read by Donald Cummings
An Accusation 8:38 Read by Donald Cummings
In Training 13:08 Read by Donald Cummings
The Clash 10:46 Read by Donald Cummings
A Straight Throw 9:41 Read by Donald Cummings
The Girl 11:41 Read by Donald Cummings
A Parting 8:35 Read by Donald Cummings
The First League Game 12:43 Read by Donald Cummings
Bitterness 9:16 Read by Donald Cummings
Old Pop Consoles 7:48 Read by Donald Cummings
The Queer Valise 8:58 Read by Donald Cummings
Mabel 10:14 Read by Donald Cummings
Bad News 8:40 Read by Donald Cummings
Joe’s Pluck 10:03 Read by Donald Cummings
A Slim Chance 9:43 Read by Donald Cummings
Old Pop Again 10:41 Read by Donald Cummings
In Despair 11:03 Read by Donald Cummings
A New Hold 10:24 Read by Donald Cummings
Joe’s Truimph 9:31 Read by Donald Cummings
A Danger Signal 10:06 Read by Donald Cummings
Victory 10:42 Read by Donald Cummings
The Tramp Again 7:58 Read by Donald Cummings
On the Track 9:16 Read by Donald Cummings
Reggie’s Auto 10:23 Read by Donald Cummings
The Tramp Rendezvous 7:32 Read by Donald Cummings
The Slow Watch 10:24 Read by Donald Cummings
The Race 10:28 Read by Donald Cummings
A Diamond Battle 11:25 Read by Donald Cummings
The Pennant 12:54 Read by Donald Cummings

Reviews

really a fun book on a good read


(5 stars)