Playing Pro Baseball

From the Series Playing Pro Sports

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Being a professional baseball player is no walk in the park—it’s a physically and mentally demanding job. When you’re on the field, millions of people are expecting you to record base hits as a batter or strikeouts as a pitcher. And the work continues beyond game time; you need to practice, work out, and scout your competition. Aches and pains are a given. And on top of everything else, you must perform amidst constant travel, media attention, and high expectations. Baseball has been America’s pastime for more than a century. And for those who uphold the tradition in the major leagues today, there’s nothing else like it.

This book, which was reviewed by 12-year Major League Baseball (MLB) veteran and World Series champion Gabe Kapler, offers an authentic look at what life is like as a pro baseball player. You’ll learn:

• What kinds of skills it takes to play in the major leagues

• What daily life is like for an MLB player

• How MLB players prevent and treat injuries

Go behind the scenes and see what it’s really like to be an MLB star!

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Category Sports
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.5
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF011000, JNF054010
Dewey 796.357
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 840
ATOS Reading Level 5.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 166254
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Table of contents



“Prior to publication, each book . . . was reviewed by a long-time veteran of that sport, and the authenticity that affords is reflected in the content. . . . [This series] has drawing power from first glance for young readers.”—VOYA

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Top-notch writing, colorful photos and sidebars, fact boxes, and diagrams combine to make this series a standout…. A great series that sheds light on the reality of life in professional sports.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Brian Howell