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Matt Christopher was born August 16, 1917 in Bath, Pennsylvania. He had a variety of odd jobs before focusing full time on writing including playing shortstop for a Class C minor-league team in Smith Falls, Ontario. He also drove trucks and sold umbrellas and worked in a theater. Christopher finally began his writing career in 1940, when he wrote a detective story that was accepted by Detective Box Magazine in 1943 His first children's book was The Lucky Baseball Bat, published in 1954, which was in print for 25 years. Christopher was the best-selling author of more than fifty sports books for young readers. He is best known for his sports novels for children as well as his many short stories and articles in numerous children's and adults' magazines. His later works include Dirt Bike Racer, The Spy on Third Base, and Skateboard Tough. Christopher wrote 78 books in all and over 250 magazine articles and short stories. Matt Christopher dies in 1997. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Kid Who Only Hit Homers 853 copies, 8 reviews
Return of the Home Run Kid 701 copies, 3 reviews
Tough to Tackle 585 copies, 4 reviews
Soccer Halfback 540 copies, 3 reviews
The Lucky Baseball Bat 530 copies, 1 review
The Hit-Away Kid 508 copies, 2 reviews
Ice Magic 422 copies, 1 review
Hard Drive to Short 411 copies, 2 reviews
Catcher with a Glass Arm 391 copies, 3 reviews
Dirt Bike Racer 366 copies, 2 reviews
The Dog That Pitched a No-Hitter 365 copies, 3 reviews
Miracle at the Plate 362 copies, 2 reviews
Catch That Pass! 343 copies, 3 reviews
The Year Mom Won the Pennant 331 copies, 1 review
The Basket Counts 327 copies, 4 reviews
Skateboard Tough 307 copies, 2 reviews
The Hockey Machine 304 copies, 3 reviews
Look Who's Playing First Base 273 copies, 1 review
The Spy on Third Base 261 copies, 3 reviews
Undercover Tailback 247 copies, 4 reviews
Johnny Long Legs 242 copies, 1 review
The Fox Steals Home 238 copies, 1 review
Face-Off 228 copies
Soccer Duel 221 copies
Challenge at Second Base 219 copies, 1 review
Football Fugitive 212 copies, 3 reviews
No Arm in Left Field 191 copies, 1 review
Football Nightmare 189 copies, 1 review
Wingman On Ice 188 copies
The Diamond Champs 176 copies, 2 reviews
Soccer Scoop 174 copies, 1 review
Tight End 168 copies, 1 review
Centerfield Ballhawk 163 copies, 4 reviews
The Comeback Challenge 157 copies, 1 review
Stealing Home 149 copies
Baseball Flyhawk 145 copies, 2 reviews
The Submarine Pitch 145 copies, 1 review
Top Wing 128 copies
Double Play at Short 117 copies, 2 reviews
Little Lefty 116 copies
Snowboard Champ 115 copies, 2 reviews
Red-Hot Hightops 115 copies
Slam Dunk 99 copies
Nothin' But Net 96 copies
All-Star Fever 92 copies
Mountain Bike Mania 92 copies, 1 review
Supercharged Infield 91 copies, 1 review
Cool as Ice 88 copies
Body Check 84 copies
Run, Billy, Run 84 copies, 1 review
The Dog That Stole Home 83 copies, 2 reviews
Goalkeeper in Charge 80 copies, 1 review
Inline Skater 75 copies
Michael Jordan 72 copies, 2 reviews
Earthquake 67 copies
Jackrabbit Goalie 67 copies, 1 review
Catching Waves 61 copies
On the Court with Kobe Bryant 59 copies, 1 review
Zero's Slider 54 copies, 1 review
Pressure Play 53 copies
On the Track with Jeff Gordon 48 copies, 1 review
Dive Right In 48 copies
The Captain Contest 43 copies, 1 review
Run For it 43 copies
Windmill Windup 42 copies
Babe Ruth 36 copies
Fairway Phenom 31 copies, 1 review
One Smooth Move 30 copies
Tennis Ace 29 copies
On the Court with... Yao Ming 28 copies, 1 review
Takedown 27 copies
Secret Weapon 25 copies
Rock On 25 copies
Hat Trick 25 copies
Jackie Robinson 24 copies
On Thin Ice 21 copies
Muhammad Ali 21 copies
You Lucky Dog 19 copies
Switch Play! 18 copies
Making the Save 17 copies
All Keyed Up 16 copies
Heads Up 15 copies
Jinx Glove 11 copies
Wild Ride 10 copies
Kick It! 10 copies
Mystery Coach 7 copies
Lucky Seven 5 copies
Johnny No Hit 5 copies
Glue Fingers 5 copies
Wild Pitch 4 copies
Devil Pony 4 copies
Stranded 3 copies
Power Play 3 copies
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