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The only game: Home Team Series, Book 1

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Can a young baseball star maintain his love of the game after the loss of his brother? Find out in this start to the Home Team series about a small town with high hopes, from New York Times bestselling author and sportswriting legend Mike Lupica. Jack Callahan is the star of his baseball team and sixth grade is supposed to be his year. Undefeated season. Records shattered. Little League World Series. The works. That is, until he up and quits. Jack's best friend Gus can't understand how Jack could leave a game that means more to them than anything else. But Jack is done. It's a year of change. Jack's brother has passed away, and though his family and friends and the whole town of Walton thinks baseball is just the thing he needs to move on, Jack feels it's anything but. In comes Cassie Bennett, star softball player, and the only person who seems to think Jack shouldn't play if he doesn't want to. As Jack and Cassie's friendship deepens, their circle expands to include Teddy, a guy who's been picked on because of his weight. Time spent with these new friends unlocks something within Jack, and with their help and the support of his family and his old friends, Jack discovers sometimes it's more than just the love of the game that keeps us moving-and he might just be able to find his way back to The Only Game .
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Grouping Title only game
Grouping Author lupica mike
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auth_author2 Nobbs, Keith, 1979-
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display_description Sixth grade is supposed to be the year that Jack Callahan would lead his team to a record-shattering season and the Little League World Series, but after the death of his brother he loses interest in baseball and only Cassie, star of the girls' softball team, seems to understand.
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series Home team novels
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Baseball -- Fiction, Baseball stories, Juvenile, Bullies -- Fiction, Bullies -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship in children -- Juvenile fiction, Grief -- Fiction, Grief in children -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The only game
title_full The Only Game Home Team Series, Book 1, The only game / Mike Lupica, The only game [sound recording] / Mike Lupica
title_short The only game
title_sub Home Team Series, Book 1
topic_facet Audiobooks, Baseball, Baseball stories, Juvenile, Bullies, Friendship, Friendship in children, Grief, Grief in children, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature