Innovations in Baseball

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This title introduces fans to innovations in the world of baseball. The title features informative sidebars, exciting photos, a timeline, a glossary, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF054010, JNF061010, JNF051120
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Sports
Copyright 2022
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint SportsZone
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Season 2021-12-15
ISBN 9781532195020, 9781098215330
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 688.76
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Lexile 930
ATOS Reading Level 5.8
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 514887
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Sports Innovations – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

No game has stayed the same since its invention, a truth highlighted in this interesting series. Some of the biggest innovations in soccer haven’t involved tech, but have instead revolutionized play, like total football, tiki-taka, and pressing/counter-pressing. Auto-racing innovations haven’t just made the cars more powerful and efficient, but have made the sport safer for spectators (thanks, barriers!) and drivers (thanks, head and neck restraints!). Baseball is still played as much as it was in its early days, though standardization of bats and balls have made strides to even the playing field (even though the fields themselves aren’t completely standardized!). Football helmets have evolved massively over the course of the sport, but readers may not realize that forward passing wasn’t legal until nearly 40 years after the first football game was played. Filled with fascinating facts and engaging writing, this series is a real winner. VERDICT A first purchase.

Author: Douglas Hustad