the baseball joe series
Ever since the success of Mr. Chadwick's "College Sports Series" we have urged him to write a series dealing exclusively with baseball, a subject in which he is unexcelled by any living American author or coach. In this series, Baseball Joe, as he is called by his admirers, advances, step by step, from playing on a country town team until he becomes the leading pitcher of the Big League. --- Cupples & Leon advertisment.
Baseball Joe is a 14 volume series from the Stratemeyer Syndicate about the on and off the field adventures of young ballplayer Joe Matson and his remarkable rise from sandlot ball to the major leagues.
Many Baseball Joe stories are available to read or download for free on Project Gutenberg.
Authors: Howard Garis (1-5); John Duffield (6-14)
Source of descriptions: Cupples & Leon advertisements except volume 14.
In the mid-30's, Cupples & Leon released a 4-in-1 book, Mystery and Adventure Stories for Boys, containing the first story of this series along with Billy Smith - Exploring Ace, The Boy Ranchers & Through The Air To The North Pole.
Special thanks to James Keeline for his assistance.