By Dan Gutman
He used to be the world's maximum athlete, and a hero—until his medals have been taken away. Stosh is stunned while his enemy, Bobby Fuller, begs him for a want. He wishes Stosh to take him again in time to fulfill local American Jim Thorpe—an Olympic champion who misplaced his medals in a scandal. Thorpe went directly to play expert baseball and soccer, yet he may by no means back in achieving such status. His identify used to be disgraced. sign up for Stosh and Fuller on a quest to save lots of Jim's popularity. you will meet Christy Mathewson, John McGraw, and the remainder of the recent York Giants during this 8th fascinating, action-packed baseball card event!
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Bobby yelled, clapping as he marched upfield. He and Reggie slapped hands. 45 DAN G UTMAN On the next play, Reggie faked right and went deep. ” one of the guys on the other team yelled desperately. Bobby threw a long bomb and Reggie caught it right by the tree we had agreed would be the goal line. Touchdown! Me and Reggie and Bobby highfived each other. I had to admit that Bobby could really throw a football. No wonder he gave up baseball. The guys on the other team were good too. After Reggie kicked off to them, they marched down the field in five or six plays and scored on us to tie it up.
And then, finally, the wave crashed against the sand. We were gone. ” BOBBY SCREAMED. I opened my eyes just in time to see a ball flying right at my head. But it wasn’t a baseball. It was about the size of a beach ball. It was black, and it was hanging from a long rope. Bobby gave me a shove and knocked me over. The ball missed my ear by an inch or two and slammed into a concrete wall behind us. The wall toppled over with a crash, sending pieces of concrete and dust everywhere. I shielded my eyes in case anything else was going to come flying in my direction.
Flip was signing an autograph for some kid when I came in, but as soon as the kid left, Flip waved me over. He could tell that something was wrong. ” Flip asked. I told him what happened when I went back to 1931 and met Jim Thorpe. Flip knew the whole story of Thorpe losing his Olympic medals. Flip knows just about everything about old-time sports. “When I was a kid,” Flip explained, “the Olympics were for rich folks. It was their exclusive little club for people who didn’t have to work to earn 49 DAN G UTMAN a living.