"In a town without a movie theater or fast food restaurant, life is divided into three distinct seasons: football, basketball, and baseball."

Summary

In 1970, 11-year-old Andy Andrews and a group of friends began a Little League season they would never forget. All the usual ingredients were there⎯warming temperatures, freshly cut grass, and new uniforms. But the addition of a coach who was “new to the area” is what made this season truly unforgettable for young Andy.

Baseball, Boys, and Bad Words reveals the hilarity and magic of Little League baseball. Often called “the funniest tale ever told,” this story will have you laughing until you cry while warming your soul and reminding you of childhood and a simpler time of life.

Listen to the audio clip of Andy reading from the book below.

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Why Read Now?

Who among us hasn’t had a Little League experience? Whether you’re a proud parent cheering from the bleachers or a former occupant of the dreaded right field, this little book will conjure fond memories, both old and new, for everyone!

Prepare to feel young again as you experience a story that will have you laughing until your sides hurt. Sit back, take a breath, and allow yourself to be transported back to the carefree wonder of childhood.

What People Are Saying

"I dare you to read this story aloud to a friend and not fall on the floor laughing."


— Mark Victor Hansen, Creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

“Andy Andrews is America’s best storyteller since Mark Twain.”


– Mark Lowry, Artist and Songwriter of the Christmas Classic “Mary, Did You Know?”

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"I absolutely love this story!"


— Patty Tommins Prim

“I agree 100%. I don't think I have ever laughed so hard in my life! Thanks for putting so much laughter in our lives.”


– Linda Baggett Kirkpatrick

"Ordered it and read it Monday night! HILLARIOUS!!! Thank you for what you do! Willy"


— Willy Melissa Driggers Gamalero

“I read the Baseball story to my grandchildren. They loved it!”


– Becky Clark

“Andy said you would laugh till you cry. Almost to the end and I thought, 'Okay, it's a cute story' till the last few pages...Hysterical. You will laugh until you cry. Gave it to my baseball loving husband and ditto! Great work Andy!”


– Sally Myers

“Yipee!!!!!! I laugh every time I hear your words telling this story!”


– Jeanne Petershagen

“Funniest story of all time! My copy is on the way!”


– Dave Kellenberger

“I got it and read it last night and it was great! I will be reading it to my nephews who are in baseball now. It was reary funny :)”


– Chris Massey

For The Press

Meet Andy

Hailed by a New York Times reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” ANDY ANDREWS is a best-selling novelist and in-demand speaker for the world’s largest organizations. He has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents and at military bases worldwide.

Zig Ziglar said, “Andy Andrews is the best speaker I have ever seen.” Andy is the author of the New York Times best-sellers How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, The Noticer, and The Traveler’s Gift. He lives in Orange Beach, Alabama, with his wife, Polly, and their two sons.

What's Inside?

  • Stunning Full-Color Pages

    See this timeless story come to life in full color. After reading the story, you'll want to flip through again just to take in the beautiful artwork!

  • Words of Wisdom from Baseball Legends

    Fall in love with the game all over again as you enjoy classic quotes from childhood heroes like Babe Ruth, Satchel Paige, Lou Gehrig, and more! These inspirational quotes are paired with little-known facts for you to discover throughout the book.

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