The World Series Curse

Title: The World Series Curse
Series: Ballpark Mysteries #SS #1
Published by: Random House Children's
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Pages: 144
ISBN13: 978-0385378840

It’s the BIGGEST baseball mystery yet—at the WORLD SERIES!
 
Red Sox versus Cubs. Game five. It looks like Mike and Kate are about to watch the Cubs win it all. But then someone starts messing with the team—ruining equipment, getting Cubs players in trouble, and even stirring up an old baseball curse. Now the Red Sox are coming back! Who will win the ultimate baseball trophy? And can Mike and Kate make sure it’s won fair and square?
 
Ballpark Mysteries are the all-star matchup of fun sleuthing and baseball action, perfect for readers of Ron Roy’s A to Z Mysteries and Matt Christopher’s sports books, and younger siblings of Mike Lupica fans. Each Ballpark Mystery also features Dugout Notes, with amazing baseball facts.

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Christmas in Cooperstown

Title: Christmas in Cooperstown
Series: Ballpark Mysteries #SS #2
Published by: Random House Children's
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Pages: 144
ISBN13: 978-0399551925

Mike and Kate get the BEST Christmas present ever—a mystery at the Baseball Hall of Fame!
 
After volunteering to wrap presents for charity, Mike and Kate get a special thank-you: a sleepover at the Baseball Hall of Fame! But when they’re sneaking around the museum late at night, their flashlight reveals that one of the famous baseball cards on display is a fake! Can they find the real card, catch the crook, and get the presents to the charity’s Christmas party on time? It’s up to Mike and Kate to turn this Christmas mess into a Christmas miracle!
 
Ballpark Mysteries are the all-star matchup of fun sleuthing and baseball action, perfect for readers of Ron Roy’s A to Z Mysteries and Matt Christopher’s sports books, and younger siblings of Mike Lupica fans. Each Ballpark Mystery also features Dugout Notes, with amazing baseball facts.

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The Dugout

Title: The Dugout - Ballpark Mysteries Box Set
Series: Ballpark Mysteries #Box Set
Published by: Random House Children's
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Pages: 112
ISBN13: 978-0399557545

Get ready for a curveball! Help Mike and Kate solve four Ballpark Mysteries in some of America’s favorite ballparks, collected together for the first time!
 
Team up with baseball super-fans Mike and Kate as they knock their first four mysteries out of the park! From a stolen baseball bat to a haunted stadium, there’s no mystery that these cousins can’t solve with their sharp detective skills and their love of the game. Includes Ballpark Mysteries #1: The Fenway Foul-Up, Ballpark Mysteries #2: The Pinstripe Ghost, Ballpark Mysteries #3: The L.A. Dodger, and Ballpark Mysteries #4: The Astro Outlaw. Batter up!

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Ballpark Mysteries Audiobook Collection 1

Title: Ballpark Mysteries Audiobook Collection #1 - (Books 1 - 5)
Series: Ballpark Mysteries #Audio-1
Published by: Listening Library
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Pages: 112
ASIN: B008ARPRRQ

The Fenway Foul-Up: Mike Walsh and Kate Hopkins are super-lucky. They have tickets to the Boston Red Sox game and all-access passes to Fenway Park. But during batting practice, the lucky bat that belongs to Big D, the star slugger of the Red Sox, is stolen!

The Pinstripe Ghost: Mike and Kate are waiting for Kate's mom at a boring press conference in Yankee Stadium when the team official says something that makes Mike perk up his ears. There are rumors that the ghost of Babe Ruth is haunting the new stadium!

The L.A. Dodger: It's spring break and Kate and Mike are off to Los Angeles to visit Kate's dad, a scout for the Dodgers. But strange things have been happening to Kate's dad. Is someone after Mr. Hopkins' top secret scouting reports?

The Astro Outlaw: Before a game at the Astros' ballpark, Mike and Kate get to meet astronaut commander Nick Rice at the nearby Houston Space Center. He's planning to display a very rare moonrock at an autographing event later. But just before the event, a nefarious outlaw knocks out the commander and steals the moonrock!

The All-Star Joker: Mike and Kate are at the All-Star game! That's where they meet Andy, whose dad, Josh Robinson, is an All-Star catcher. But before the Home Derby ends, Josh finds himself in hot water.

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Ballpark Mysteries Audiobook Collection 2

Title: Ballpark Mysteries Audiobook Collection #2 - (Books 6 - 10)
Series: Ballpark Mysteries #Audio-2
Published by: Listening Library
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Pages: 112
ASIN: B00SHTBDO8

2-Ballpark Mysteries combine baseball action with exciting whodunits for early chapter-book listeners!

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Ballpark Mysteries #6: The Wrigley Riddle: Ivy-covered walls--they're the most famous part of the Chicago Cubs' historic ballpark, Wrigley Field. Mike and Kate can't wait to get down on the field to see the ivy for themselves. But when they do, they're horrified to discover patches of the ivy have been ripped away! Who would want to sabotage the stadium?

Ballpark Mysteries #7: The San Francisco Splash: Splash! A hit soars over the walls of the San Francisco ballpark on the bay and drops into the water. But then Mike and Kate hear another, much larger splash nearby...and this time it's not a baseball. It's a man overboard! And when he's pulled from the water, the old-time ballplayer discovers his World Series ring is gone!

Ballpark Mysteries #8: The Missing Marlin: Mike and Kate are in Miami, visiting Kate's Uncle Oliver--and the Miami Marlins ballpark, of course! Uncle Oliver is in charge of keeping the new fish tanks at the ballpark fully stocked, but strange things keep happening. Kate swears she saw an endangered sea turtle in one of the tanks. Then some of Uncle Oliver's rare fish go missing, including his favorite, Marlin.

Ballpark Mysteries #9: The Philly Fake: What better city to spend the Fourth of July in than Philadelphia? For Mike and Kate, the holiday is all about hot dogs, history, and baseball! But the Phillies are in no mood to celebrate. They keep losing, and some people blame the lovable Phillie Phanatic.

Ballpark Mysteries #10: The Rookie Blue Jay: Mike and Kate can't wait to watch their rookie hero, Dusty Martin, in action. But something is throwing the Blue Jays' star off his game. Then, when no one else is looking, Mike sees mysterious ghost lights flying across the field.

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The Subway Series Surprise

Title: The Subway Series Surprise
Series: Ballpark Mysteries #SS #3
Published by: Random House Children's
Release Date: August 7, 2018
Pages: 120
ISBN13: 978-0525578925
ASIN: B0796F6KWB

Batter up! It's an NYC-themed Super Special! Ballpark Mysteries are fun, accessible early chapter books that cross baseball action with puzzling whodunits!
Catch a baseball mystery--in New York City! 

Mike and Kate are in for an extra special treat! Two hometown baseball teams in one city! A Subway Series is when the New York Mets play the New York Yankees, and Mike and Kate can't wait to watch all the action! But someone is playing pranks at both ballparks! And when Mike and Kate hear mysterious mumblings at the famous Whispering Gallery at Grand Central Terminal, they just might be able to catch the culprit before the series ends. 

A longer story, plus bonus backmatter with activities and NYC trivia, makes Subway Series Surprise a truly Super Special addition to the Ballpark Mysteries.

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The Fenway Foul-Up

Title: The Fenway Foul-Up
Series: Ballpark Mysteries #1
Published by: Random House Children's
Release Date: Feb 22, 2011
Pages: 110
ISBN13: 978-0375867033

Now leading off the line-up—book #1 in a brand-new early chapter book mystery series where each book is set in a different American ballpark! 

Thanks to Kate's mom, a sports reporter, cousins Mike Walsh and Kate Hopkins have tickets to the Red Sox game and All Access passes to Fenway Park. But as they're watching batting practice before the game, the lucky bat of Red Sox star slugger Big D is stolen . . . right in front of dozens of people. Without the bat, Big D can't seem to hit a thing. Can Kate and Mike figure out who pinched the bat before Big D and the Sox chalk up a loss?

The Fenway Foul-Up includes a fun fact page about Boston's Fenway Park.

Cross Ron Roy's mystery series with Matt Christopher's sports books and you get the Ballpark Mysteries: fun, puzzling whodunnits aimed right at beginning readers.

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The Pinstripe Ghost

Title: The Pinstripe Ghost
Series: Ballpark Mysteries #2
Published by: Random House Children's
Release Date: Feb 22, 2011
Pages: 110
ISBN13: 978-0375867040

Batting second—and perfect for Halloweenbook #2 in an early chapter book mystery series where each book is set in a different American ballpark! 

Mike and Kate are waiting for Kate's mom at a boring press conference in Yankee Stadium when the team official says something that makes Mike perk up his ears. There are rumors that the ghost of Babe Ruth is haunting the new stadium! A chill air blasts down a service hallway before every home game, along with various thumps and bumps. Is the Bambino really searching for his missing locker?

The Pinstripe Ghost includes a fun fact page about New York's Yankee Stadium.

Cross Ron Roy's mystery series with Matt Christopher's sports books and you get the Ballpark Mysteries: fun, puzzling whodunnits aimed right at beginning readers.

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The L.A. Dodger

Title: The L.A. Dodger
Series: Ballpark Mysteries #3
Published by: Random House Children's
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Pages: 110
ISBN13: 978-0375868856

Now batting third—book #3 in a brand-new early chapter book mystery series where each book is set in a different American ballpark! 

It's spring break and Kate and Mike are off to Los Angeles to visit Kate's dad, a scout for the Dodgers. But all is not sunny in L.A.—strange things have been happening to Kate's dad. Pages have gone missing from his clipboard. He's gotten threatening phone calls. And he thinks he's being followed! Is someone after Mr. Hopkins's top secret scouting reports?

The L.A. Dodger includes a fun fact page about Los Angeles's Dodger Stadium.

Cross Ron Roy's A to Z mystery series with Matt Christopher's sports books and you get the Ballpark Mysteries: fun, puzzling whodunnits aimed at the younger brothers and sisters of John Feinstein's fans.

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The Astro Outlaw

Title: The Astro Outlaw
Series: Ballpark Mysteries #4
Published by: Random House Children's
Release Date: Feb 28, 2012
Pages: 110
ISBN13: 978-0375868832

Now batting clean-up—book #4 in a new early chapter book mystery series where each book is set in a different American ballpark! 

Houston, we have a problem! Before a game at the Astros' ballpark, Mike and Kate get to meet astronaut commander Nick Rice at the nearby Houston Space Center. He's planning to display a very rare moonrock at an autographing event later. But just before the event, a nefarious outlaw knocks out the commander and steals the moonrock! Can Mike and Kate figure out who did it . . . when their only clue is a broken green feather?

The Astro Outlaw includes a fun act page about the Houston Astros' stadium with trivia about the train on the outfield wall and the homerun gas pump.

Cross Ron Roy's A to Z Mystery series with Matt Christopher's sports books and you get the Ballpark Mysteries: fun, puzzling whodunnits aimed at the younger brothers and sisters of John Feinstein's fans.

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