Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team (Hardcover)
Many brothers play baseball together, but few form their own semipro team. In 1938 the twelve Acerras stepped up to the plate and kept swinging for fourteen years. Mixed-media illustrations evoke an earlier era (7-9).
— From Sports (Nonfiction)
The Acerra family had sixteen children, including twelve ball-playing boys. It was the
1930s, and many families had lots of kids. But only one had enough to field a baseball
team . . . with three on the bench The Acerras were the longest-playing all-brother
team in baseball history. They loved the game, but more important, they cared for
and supported each other and stayed together as a team. Nothing life threw their way
could stop them.
Full of action, drama, and excitement, this never-before-told true story is vividly
brought to life by Audrey Vernick's expert storytelling and Steven Salerno's stunning
"A lively story about family loyalty and love of the game, pulled from the sidelines of baseball history."--Publishers Weekly, starred review"A family's love and devotion to each other and to the game of baseball, depicted lovingly."--Kirkus "This story of a real American family whose bond was the game is brought to vivid life through illustrations."--Horn Book