Stephen Strasburg

From the Series Amazing Athletes

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

When Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was picked first in the 2009 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft, some people called him the most-hyped young pitcher ever. Stephen quickly proved that he deserved the hype by striking out 14 batters in his first game. After missing most of the 2010 and 2011 seasons with an elbow injury, Stephen is back at the top of his game. He led the Nationals to one of the best records in baseball in 2012. Learn more about this young pitcher with a rocket arm.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Category Sports
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2013-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.2
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007100, JNF054010
Dewey 796.357092
Dimensions 7.375 x 8.625
Lexile 680
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 4.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 156635
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Amazing Athletes

Inspire sports fans with the success stories of Amazing Athletes. These attractive high-interest biographies include a description of an athlete’s career from the beginning through his or her current achievements. This series is perfect for reluctant readers. View available downloads →