Roy Morelli Steps Up to the Plate
Roy Morelli Steps Up to the Plate
Roy Morelli Steps Up to the Plate
Thatcher Heldring
Eight-grader Roy Morelli can’t wait for baseball season to start so he can take his rightful place as shortstop for the Pilchuk All-Star team. Being on the All-Stars is just the warm-up for the big leagues: the varsity baseball team at the high school Roy will go to next year. But when Roy’s divorced parents find out he’s failing history, they make him quit the All-Stars. It’s not his fault the only thing interesting about history class is Valerie Hopkins, and she won’t even give Roy the time of day.Now Roy is stuck on a losing team in the wimpy rec league, and instead of playing ball every spare minute, he’s spending his afternoons with a tutor—who just happens to be his dad’s brainiac girlfriend. If Roy’s going to impress the varsity baseball coach, he’s sure he should be looking out for number one, not wasting his time studying. After all, baseball is what Roy does best. But when his grades continue to slide and his teammates get tired of his know-it-all attitude, Roy Morelli will need to step up to the plate. . . .

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Sports

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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In the book Roy Morelli Steps Up to the Plate, Roy can't wait for his All-Star baseball season to start, but when Roy starts to fail history, his parents aren't happy. For Roy's punishment, his parents make him quit the All-Star baseball league and get a tutor. Now that he can't play in the All-Star league, it means Roy gets to play on the rec league or no league at all. Will Roy start to make things worse, or can he step up to the plate when it really matters?

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