By Cathy Morrison, Montrew Dunham
Young readers will proportion Abner Doubleday's enthusiasm and love of baseball and realize him as a heroic normal who fought bravely in wars during this set up of the younger Patriots sequence. An early adapter of recent baseball ideas, Abner cherished the game and helped carry it into mainstream American carrying lifestyles. As a boy, he enjoyed not anything greater than enjoying ball—whether it's "one outdated cat" or "three previous cat"—with his brother and pals. while no longer at the taking part in box, Abner sought out adventures, which lead him to a ancient assembly with the French progressive War–hero basic Lafayette, the restoration of a stolen trunk within the woods, and a hitched experience aboard a rickety stagecoach. while a baby, Abner displayed the management abilities and solid sportsmanship that helped him boost the foundations of baseball and lead his infantrymen into conflict through the Mexican-American and Civil Wars. targeted positive aspects comprise a precis of Abner's grownup accomplishments, enjoyable evidence detailing little-known tidbits of data approximately him, and a time line of his lifestyles.
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Com. 31 Index All-Star Game, 28 Cutch’s Crew, 26 Dixie Youth Baseball team, 12–13 Gulf Coast League Pirates, 21 Hanslovan, Maria (fiancée), 27 Hurdle, Clint, 8 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft (2005), 18–20 McCutchen, Andrew: batting averages, 15, 18, 24–25, 27; charity work, 26; childhood, 10–12; high school years, 16–18; middle school years, 14–15; minor-league career, 21; MLB games, 4–7, 22–23; relationship with parents, 12, 17–19, 23 McCutchen, Lorenzo (father), 9–12, 17–19, 23 McCutchen, Petrina Swan (mother), 9–12, 17, 19, 23 Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, 8, 27 Pittsburgh Pirates, 4–5, 18–21, 22–25, 28 Sidwell, Rob, 19–20 Tofanelli, Jeff, 13–16 World Series, 5 Photo Acknowledgments The images in this book are used with the permission of: © Rich Schultz/ Getty Images, p.
29. Front cover: © Dennis Poroy/Getty Images. Main body text set in Caecilia LT Std 55 Roman 16/28. Typeface provided by Adobe Systems. 32 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK ANDREW MCCUTCHEN Pittsburgh Pirates star center fielder Andrew McCutchen didn’t have much growing up. But he did have big Amazing Athletes dreams about playing for titles: a Major League Baseball Jeff Gordon Aaron Rodgers Joe Mauer Abby Wambach (MLB) team. In 2005, those Justin Verlander Adrian Peterson Kevin Durant Albert Pujols dreams came true when Kevin Garnett Alex Ovechkin Kevin Love Alex Rodriguez the Pirates chose Andrew LaDainian Tomlinson Andrew Luck LeBron James Andrew McCutchen with the 11th pick in the Maria Sharapova Barry Bonds Mariano Rivera Ben Roethlisberger MLB draft.
They Michael Phelps Brian Urlacher Michael Vick hadn’t been to the playoffs Brittney Griner Miguel Cabrera Bryce Harper Mikaela Shiffrin since 1992. Andrew helped Calvin Johnson Mike Trout Carmelo Anthony change all that. In 2013, Peyton Manning Chris Paul Prince Fielder Clay Matthews he led the Pirates to the Richard Sherman Clayton Kershaw Robert Griffin III Colin Kaepernick playoffs, and he was Roger Federer Dale Earnhardt Jr. Roy Halladay Dallas Friday named the National Russell Wilson Danica Patrick Ryan Howard Dave Mirra League Most Valuable Sammy Sosa David Beckham Shaquille O’Neal David Ortiz Player in the process.
Abner Doubleday: Boy Baseball Pioneer (Young Patriots Series) by Cathy Morrison, Montrew Dunham