The Longest Season

The Longest Season

The Story of the Orioles' 1988 Losing Streak

Book - 2007
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Even with a 12-0 loss to start the ’88 season, Cal Ripken, Jr. had plenty of reasons to love being a Baltimore Oriole. He was playing alongside his brother Bill, and his father, Cal Sr., was managing the team. They’d win the next one. But the Orioles didn’t win their next game, or the next, and soon what was supposed to be a dream season for Cal slid into a nightmare of losses no one saw coming.With brilliant and expressive color paintings from Ron Mazellan, future hall-of-famer Cal Ripken, Jr. shares the ups and downs of the Orioles’ record 21-game losing streak, and reflects on the rewards of hard work, regardless of what’s on the scoreboard.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c2007.
ISBN: 9780399244926
Call Number: 796.357 RIPKEN
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Baltimore Orioles (Baseball team) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Ripken, Cal, Jr., 1960- -- Juvenile literature.
Additional Contributors: Mazellan, Ron - Illustrator


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In 1988, the Orioles had a good team, but somehow had a 21-game losing streak. How did they keep going?


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