Outstanding In My Field
Out Standing In My Field
Outstanding In My Field
Patrick Jennings
A funny, insightful, and poignant story about a Little League loser whose tyrant father is the team coach, by one of Scholastic Press's favorite talents.Ty has been named for baseball legend Ty Cobb, but the hero of Jennings' wonderful new novel isn't living up to his namesake's reputation when it comes to The Game. He loves baseball; he just isn't great at it, despite all the efforts of his coach and father, who himself once dreamed of playing in the majors. To complicate matters, Ty's younger sister Daisy is a baseball whiz (as well as the school genius). In this sharply witty, deeply poignant all -American novel, Ty has to figure out just who he's trying to please -- his father, his teammates, or himself.

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Genre: 

  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Sports

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Ty Cutter, named after his overbearing father's favorite baseball player Ty Cobb, hates baseball. He wants nothing more than to quit his town's Pee Wee baseball team. His father, "The Professor," however, has a different idea. Ty is terrible at the game but his father (also the team's manager) makes him a starter and team captain for every game. This causes resentment among him and his teammates. Ty has to persevere to prove to his father, his teammates, and himself that he isn't worthless.

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