Impulse Purchase of the Week – 10/8

To teach future baseball fans the ins and outs of America’s favorite pastime, Stephanie Montgomery, author and wife of Royals pitcher Mike Montgomery, wrote a children’s picture book that provides an engaging and easy-to-understand introduction to the game through fun illustrations and rhymes. ($14.99)


The Montgomery’s son, Max, and Ollie the dog are featured as characters in the book learning the basic rules of baseball at the ballpark and why it is the best game of all. “Being married to Mike, baseball has become my life. But with him constantly on the road, I knew I was going to be the one to teach Max about baseball at a young age,” she says. “When I was looking for things to help incorporate baseball into Max’s life, I didn’t find much besides a few A-B-C books, so I decided to create something that would get kids excited about baseball and bring them the joy I felt while watching and attending games when I was younger.”

Part of the proceeds will go organizations benefiting women and children through Stephanie and Mike’s family fund, Monty’s Marvels. Find Max and Ollie’s Guide To Baseball here at