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The funniest man in baseball: the true story of Max Patkin

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Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
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A hilarious picture book biography about Max Patkin, a professional ballplayer turned legendary baseball clown, from the author of the acclaimed Brothers at Bat and other baseball nonfiction. Max Patkin was pitching in the minor leagues when he was injured and had to leave his dreams behind. He joined the Navy and eventually was able to play again while in the military . . . and this time he got to pitch against superstar Joe DiMaggio. When Joe hit one of Max's throws out of the park, Max threw down his glove, left the mound, and chased Joe around the bases, making faces and imitating his every move. The crowd loved it! And a baseball clown was born. This inspiring and comical biography carries an important message: Life doesn't always turn out exactly as you hope . . . but moving in a new direction can sometimes bring happy surprises.
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Grouping Titlefunniest man in baseball the true story of max patkin
Grouping Authorvernick audrey
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-02-18 04:11:32AM
Last Indexed2020-07-04 04:23:38AM

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authorVernick, Audrey,
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Severna Park Library - Children's Nonfiction
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ils:a1453007BookBooksEnglishClarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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subject_facetBaseball players
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography
Clowns -- United States -- Biography
Patkin, Max
title_displayThe funniest man in baseball : the true story of Max Patkin
title_fullThe funniest man in baseball : the true story of Max Patkin / Audrey Vernick ; illustrated by Jennifer Bower
title_shortThe funniest man in baseball
title_subthe true story of Max Patkin
topic_facetBaseball players
Patkin, Max