Look InsideExtra Innings Website A revised Team Spirit Baseball edition featuring the Washington Nationals that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. The Team Spirit series paints an engaging, detailed yet accessible picture of professional sports teams. By focusing on the history, great victories and memorable personalities, the books have an enduring quality that will not go out of date quickly. The text is enhanced with plenty of full color photographs as well as reproductions of vintage trading cards and team memorabilia. Once you have the books, be sure to check out the new EXTRA INNINGS website to go along with the reading material! This site will be continuously updated with all new information on every baseball team the perfect source for up-to-date statistics and player information for young sports fans. Each website includes: Achievement Updates, More Go-To Guys, More Fun Facts, League Leaders, and more!
The updated Team Spirit series by Norwood House Press covers both National and American League teams. The author has added an emphasis on content that will be appreciated by true fans of baseball including a chapter on historical debates surrounding the teams and a look at souvenirs and memorabilia. Readers are also able to explore the history and key players for each team through content that is rich with photographs and graphics. Each book in the series contains the exact same chapters. This feature would make this series a great set of books for introducing students to non-fiction text features. It would also support a class research project.
Arlington Independent School District, July 2012
Mark Stewart excels in another title of the Team Spirit: Baseball series. This particular one focuses on the Washington Nationals, the relatively new team of the nation’s capital. Stewart manages to provide a very comprehensive offering – given the intended audience— on the newest of MLB teams. He accomplishes so in part by delving into the team’s origins as the Montreal Expos. But it is Stewart’s expertise in the subject and his attention to detail that make this title shine. No subject appears to have escaped him: History of the team, successful years, a history of stadiums they have played in, notable players, uniforms, timelines, quotes, etc. He completes the book by including a fair amount of interesting facts and stats. As a baseball fan who grew up loving the sport, I think students will find everything they would like to know about the team and more in this title. An excellent addition for libraries that are looking to enrich their sports collection.
Irving ISD, July 2012