Bat Boy: An Inside Look at Spring Training

by Joan Anderson and Matthew Cavanaugh

Kenny Garibaldi is a batboy for the San Francisco Giants during spring training in... read more

Kenny Garibaldi is a batboy for the San Francisco Giants during spring training in Scottsdale, Arizona. It's a lot of work for the 13-year-old, who must prepare uniforms and equipment before a game, be ready to predict and meet the needs of individual players, and help clean up the locker room at the end of each tiring day. But in return, Kenny gets to work side-by-side with some of the biggest names in major league baseball, and make friends with potential stars of the future, as he learns about the long, hard road to the major leagues. Text and color photographs put greater emphasis on the hard work involved and less on the glamour of life as a professional athlete. (Ages 8-12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1996

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