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“Baseball” By: Lionel G. Garcia About the Author • A veterinarian. • Writes about U.S. citizens with Mexican ancestry. • Born in San Diego, Texas & lived with his Grandfather as a child. His grandpa was a goat herder. Purpose for Reading • Interpret, comprehend, and recognize the purpose (author’s purpose) for reading this essay. • To answer questions regarding the essay. • To build vocabulary • To respond to the essay through an open-ended response. Vocabulary • What do the following phrases and words mean in terms of baseball: Strike Zone, Ball, Strike, Count, Double Play • Evaded (v.) – avoided Insight to “Baseball” In “Baseball” Lionel G. Garcia describes the unique neighborhood rules that he and his friends developed for their version of the national pastime of baseball, as well as the reactions their game got from those who watched it being played.
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