The Only Game

Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
Series: Home Team, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 best selling 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.

©2015 Mike Lupica (P)2015 Simon and Schuster

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Amazing book

Favorite Book over all by any author in the world. Great Book Love It alot

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Another one

Another great book by Mike Lupica! Must read for kids and parents very very good

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pretty good

pretty good overall but, Lupica had written better sic as "Heat". a little deeper character would have helped. did like the story

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fun book<br />

It was a really good I recommend it to all readers and the rest of his books