Home run! I’ll be sliding into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 13, 2016 for a Ballpark Mysteries author talk and book signing. Maybe I’ll make some new baseball friends there…
Catch all the details here.
Mr. David A. Kelly just sent me and Kate a copy of the first book he wrote — Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse. He wrote it in 2009, but a new version of it just came out. It’s got neat new facts in the back about the Red Sox and Babe Ruth. See for yourself:
The new version of the book has a new cover. Instead of a painting of Babe Ruth, it has a cool picture of Babe Ruth just after he hit a baseball. I’ll bet it’s a home run!
(I keep trying to pretend I’m Babe Ruth but somehow the balls don’t go that far when I hit them.)
Kate and I really like this book. After we got back from our first adventure to Boston’s Fenway Park, I took it out of the library to read up on Babe Ruth. Kate read it when I was done. Then she came up with the great idea of asking Mr. Kelly to write about how we helped Boston’s Big D find his missing bat. Since then, we’ve let Mr. Kelly write about our all adventures at baseball stadiums. That way, we get to have fun, and he has to do all the work!
One of the reasons that we let Mr. Kelly write the BALLPARK MYSTERIES books is that he wrote this really cool book about Babe Ruth.
It tells how the Boston Red Sox won 5 of the first 15 World Series and were a great team UNTIL they traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. After that, the Yankees won World Series after World Series, and the Red Sox couldn’t win any! That’s what they call the “Curse of the Bambino.” But–Red Sox fans can cheer here–the book also tells the incredible story of the 2004 Red Sox and how they FINALLY won the world Series.
Anyway, I just came across a great review of BABE RUTH AND THE BASEBALL CURSE, and an interview with Mr. Kelly that includes information on the BALLPARK MYSTERIES!