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Miracle Mud

Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud That Changed Baseball
Kelly, David A., 1964- (Book - 2013)
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This nonfiction picture book tells the story of Lena Blackburne and his Baseball Rubbing Mud, which major league teams (and many other teams) use to take the shine off brand-new baseballs. This is also a story of how failure in one area led to triumph in another. Illustrations.
Authors: Kelly, David A. (David Andrew), 1964-
Statement of Responsibility: by David A. Kelly ; illustrated by Oliver Dominguez
Title: Miracle mud
Lena Blackburne and the secret mud that changed baseball
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, c2013
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Summary: This nonfiction picture book tells the story of Lena Blackburne and his Baseball Rubbing Mud, which major league teams (and many other teams) use to take the shine off brand-new baseballs. This is also a story of how failure in one area led to triumph in another. Illustrations.
Subject Headings: Blackburn, Lena, 1886-1968 Baseball players United States Biography Inventors United States Biography Baseball United States Equipment and supplies Sports United States Marketing
Topical Term: Baseball players
Inventors
Baseball
Sports
Additional Contributors: Dominguez, Oliver
LCCN: 2012020917
ISBN: 9780761380924
0761380922
Branch Call Number: J 796.35 K
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David A. Kelly. Illustrated by Oliver Dominguez. Millbrook Press “What’s the secret to the perfect baseball? You just need a little mud…”

David A. Kelly. Illustrated by Oliver Dominguez. Millbrook Press
“What’s the secret to the perfect baseball? You just need a little mud…”


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This is a great, true baseball story to be shared with anyone who loves the sport, especially those in the K-5 range. Lena Blackburne wasn't the greatest Major League player, but he did contribute to the game in a way that may surprise you. He discovered mud! Not just any mud. A mud that was perfect for rubbing new baseballs to take away the shine and slickness so they were easier to see, throw, and hit far. His mud even made it to the Baseball Hall of Fame and is still used today! Couple it with "Mudball" by Matt Tavares and you'll be inspired and ready for the ballpark!

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David A. Kelly. Illustrated by Oliver Dominguez. Millbrook Press “What’s the secret to the perfect baseball? You just need a little mud…”

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