Soupbone McDexter, the world's greatest living pitcher, was getting old. This was
his last season with the Manhattan Bears, and the Bears had a chance to win the
pennant. That is, if Soupbone did not let them down.
This is the story of how young Joe Kringle persuaded his friend Christopher to
harness "science" for baseball�and to help Soupbone McDexter win the crucial
game of the season. With a new chemistry set, Christopher made a major breakthrough
on the very day of the game. He invented a formula to make them invisible.
Hidden from view by their magic elixir and accompanied by some loyal conspirators
from the animal world�a dog called Soupbone, Shortstop the turtle, Centerfield
the rabbit, and Umpire the frog�the boys invaded the stadium. What happens next
is as beguiling a tale as has ever been told of the national pastime.
EXCERPT FROM SIDNEY OFFIT'S SOUPBONE
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