Empty Seats
Empty Seats
Empty Seats
They were all stars in their hometowns. Then they were drafted to play minor league ball, thinking it would be an easy ride to playing in the big time. Little did they know that they’d be vying for a spot with every other talented kid who aspired to play professional baseball. Young, inexperienced, immature, and without the support of their families and friends, they’re often faced with split-second decisions. Not always on the baseball diamond.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Sports

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Empty Seats by Wanda Adams Fischer is a book about a boy named Jimmy Bailey. He loves baseball and is good at it. He plays for his high school team and gets drafted to the minors to play for the Montreal Expos.

Empty Seats is about 3 boys who get drafted to minor league baseball with the Montreal Expos. They become good friends throughout the season as ball players.  After the season is over, Jimmy, Bobby, and Bud travel home to see their families. Once at home, each boy changes their careers. Even though their careers go in different directions, they stay in contact.

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Empty Seats is about a boy, Jimmy, who he was 6 years old when he started to play baseball. His father was very good at baseball. He wanted his son to excel so he could make it to the pros, which his dad has never did. Jimmy was taught by his dad and ended up being the best pitcher in his high school. He went to the minors straight from high school and skipped college because he knew he could make it to the majors. While he was in the minors, his coach is harsh. Jimmy thinks he knew everything, but realizes there's a lot left to learn. 

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