Centerfield Ballhawk

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Young Jose’ Mendez is a terrific centerfielder but a weak hitter. Jose’ wants his father to be proud of him. When his father calls him a "Born Outfielder," Jose’ realizes that his father is proud of his abilities on and off the field. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trophies, 2005)

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