Kammie on First: Baseball's Dottie Kamenshek

Michelle Houts (Author)
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Product Details

Ohio University Press
Publish Date
October 15, 2014
7.13 X 9.98 X 0.31 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Michelle Houts holds degrees in special education and speech-language pathology. She is the author of several fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, including the award-winning The Beef Princess of Practical County, The Practical County Drama Queen, and Winterfrost.


"Girls who love sports or baseball will appreciate this biography of Dorothy Kamenshek, a Cincinnati native famous for playing first base in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. ... [It] This book allows fans to discover her true story and visualize it through interesting sidebars and historical photographs."--The Toledo Blade
"[Kammie was] the fanciest-fielding first baseman I've ever seen, man or woman."--Wally Pipp, former New York Yankee first baseman
"This is a truly engaging account of the life and times of an exceptional woman athlete and the league which provided her the opportunity to play professional baseball--a dream held by many young girl softball and baseball enthusiasts, past and present."--Merrie A. Fidler, author of The Origins and History of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
"The very readable main text is supplemented with many sidebars on topics such as Kammie's stats and the league's contributions to the war effort. A solid choice for sports-minded girls and fans of the movie A League of Their Own."--Booklist
"When readers think back on sports news from 2014 and remember 13-year-old female pitcher Mo'ne Davis at the Little League Baseball World Series games, they will be pleased to come across this biography of a key female athlete.... This solid title could be used for reports and will fill a gap in biography collections."--School Library Journal