1845: Felix Schneider, an immigrant from Germany, cheers the New York Knickerbockers as they play Three-Out, All-Out.

1908: Walter Snider, batboy for the Brooklyn Superbas, arranges a team tryout for a black pitcher by pretending he is Cuban.

1945: Kat Snider of Brooklyn plays for the Grand Rapids Chicks in the All-American Girls Baseball League.

1981: Michael Flint fi nds himself pitching a perfect game during the Little League season at Prospect Park.

And there are fi ve more Schneiders to meet.

In nine innings, this novel tells the stories of nine successive Schneider kids and their connection to Brooklyn and baseball. As in all family histories and all baseball games, there is glory and heartache, triumph and sacrifi ce. And it ain?t over till it?s over.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on March 5, 2009 by Dial Books
ISBN-10: 0803732244
ISBN-13: 9780803732247
2 Book Reviews
  • mclark2020
    mclark2020over 1 year44 stars
    This book was interesting. It had nine different stories of characters from the same family only generations apart. The book includes major events in American history while the main characters were playing baseball. A great read for sport lovers.
    • loveminecraft67
      loveminecraft67almost 2 years44 starsFeatured
      9 members of a family based out of Brooklyn that love everything about baseball. If you like to read a story about baseball then this book will be at your interest level. It has flashbacks that relive what early baseball was like during the Civil War. The reason I gave it 4 stars was because I like baseball and the Civil War and was a book I had a hard time putting down.