Saturday night, two of baseball’s best, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres faced off. In a key moment, Dodgers’ pitcher Clayton Kershaw hung tough in the fifth inning against Padres Yu Darvish with bases loaded. Kershaw protected his at bat with a series of foul balls and drew a walk to score the first run of the game. Later, another Dodgers’ star, Mookie Betts, made a diving catch with two man on base to seal the win. Clayton Kershaw, Yu Darvish, and Betts are three of the stars mentioned in our new book, Baseball’s Winning Ways.
Baseball’s Winning Ways is written for enjoyment, inspiration, and information by the author of The 10 Commandments of Baseball, J. D. Thorne. Baseball’s Winning Ways examines baseball eras and their backgrounds, along with profiles of great current and past players. The drama of the game, its history, baseball superstitions, statistics, and the story of trading cards are presented clearly for readers from age 12 on up. The central theme of the book is baseball’s principles that are essential to the best baseball programs. The author points out that baseball promotes certain virtues that are so important today. These are the values that parents, grandparents, teachers, and coaches want to pass down to the next generation—as important now as ever.