The Bronc Burnett series, by Wilfred McCormick (1948-67). Each of the 27 volumes follows the exploits of Burnett, a hard-throwing pitcher from Sonora, N.Mex.
The Chip Hilton series, by Clair Bee (1948-64). Self-reliance, sportsmanship, perseverance and teamwork are among the values stressed in these 24 books.
The Mel Martin series, by John R. Cooper (1947-53). This six-volume collection combines baseball and mystery. The Hockey Sweater, by Roch Carrier (1979). A charming tale of a small-town Quebec boy who asks for a jersey of beloved Montreal Canadiens star Maurice Richard but mistakenly receives one of the despised Toronto Maple Leafs instead.
The Kid from Tomkinsville, by John R. Tunis (1940). The value of determination is the lesson of this story about country boy Roy Tucker, whose quest to pitch for the Dodgers is derailed.