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Baseball Joe on the School Nine

Lester Chadwick

Book Overview: 

"Baseball Joe" Matson's great ambition is to go to boarding school and play on the school team, in this second volume of the Baseball Joe series. Joe is a wide-awake country boy who enjoys playing baseball. We follow his career in the series, and his adventures, as he and hometown chum Tom Davis enroll in Excelsior Hall and join the school nine, are recounted here. When not on the diamond, Joe is saving lives and assisting his father against foes who are once again trying to steal Mr. Matson's machinery patents.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .t the bottom, amid a pile of the white flakes.


In his descent he struck several lads who were swarming up to the attack, and these Hiram bowled over like tenpins, so that when he came to rest he was in the centre of a pile of heaving bodies, and of threshing and swaying arms and legs, like a football player downed after a long run.

“Get off me, you fellows!” yelled Hiram, when he could get his breath. “I’ll punch some of you good and hard for this!”

“And you’ll get punched yourself if you don’t[33] take your feet out of my face!” retorted Peaches, who was one of the few pupils not afraid of the bully.

“Where’s that Joe Matson? I’ve got a score to settle with him,” went on Hiram, as he struggled to his feet, and disentangled himself from the mass of snow-warriors.. . . Read More

Community Reviews

There are only a few people left who was alive when this book came out, but the game of baseball hasn't changed that much. This is the second of a series of Baseball Joe novels that came out early in the 20th century. It is written like much of the juvenile literature was written at the time with ca