Baseball Joe in the Big League


Read by Donald Cummings

(5 stars; 2 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 fifth volume, Joe is drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the major leagues. A successful season of pitching is marred by mishaps beginning with a request for a loan by a has-been ball player and ending with the kidnapping of our hero.

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 (sources vary), of the 14-volume Baseball Joe series. (Summary by Donald Cummings) (5 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Two Letters 13:24 Read by Donald Cummings
To the Rescue 9:43 Read by Donald Cummings
An Upset 13:08 Read by Donald Cummings
An Appeal 10:40 Read by Donald Cummings
The Threat 10:32 Read by Donald Cummings
A Warning 10:11 Read by Donald Cummings
Baseball Talk 8:46 Read by Donald Cummings
The Quarrel 11:58 Read by Donald Cummings
Joe is Drafted 8:20 Read by Donald Cummings
Off to St. Louis 12:25 Read by Donald Cummings
Going Down South 12:17 Read by Donald Cummings
The Quarreling Man 7:24 Read by Donald Cummings
Under Sunny Skies 10:51 Read by Donald Cummings
Hard Work 12:11 Read by Donald Cummings
Another Threat 8:32 Read by Donald Cummings
Joe’s Triumph 12:54 Read by Donald Cummings
''Play Ball!'' 9:43 Read by Donald Cummings
Hot Words 6:14 Read by Donald Cummings
Joe Goes In 11:00 Read by Donald Cummings
Stage Fright 15:55 Read by Donald Cummings
A Queer Message 9:24 Read by Donald Cummings
In Danger 10:45 Read by Donald Cummings
A Lame Arm 12:14 Read by Donald Cummings
A Tight Game 8:49 Read by Donald Cummings
In New York 11:07 Read by Donald Cummings
Adrift 7:14 Read by Donald Cummings
The Rescue 8:01 Read by Donald Cummings
Moving Pictures 6:32 Read by Donald Cummings
Shalleg’s Downfall 7:36 Read by Donald Cummings
The Hardest Battle 13:38 Read by Donald Cummings