The Pine City Porcupines’ batboy, Chad, breaks an important unofficial rule of baseball: Don’t talk to the starting pitcher when he’s got a perfect game going, where not a single opponent has reached base. Now, because Chad opened his mouth, the entire Pines dugout is upset, the team may lose to the second-to-last-place West Valley Varmints, and Chad has to consult his baseball card collection to figure out how to help his beloved team pull off the perfect game.
About the author
Kurtis Scaletta is the author of several well-received middle school novels, including the baseball-centric story Mudville, one of Booklist’s 2009 Top 10 Sports Books for Youth. He lives in Minneapolis.
Eric Wight is an author, illustrator, and creator of the popular illustrated chapter book series Frankie Pickle. He lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.