Ben Roberson is an all-or-nothing baseball player: big, bold, and brash. Matt Baker, a great all-around player, is small and shy, and has a stutter. The two learn a lot from one another once they start working together in Batting Order (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers May, 2019), a new book for middle graders from BC alumnus Mike Lupica. A member of the National Sports Media Hall of Fame, Lupica has covered professional sports for more than 30 years. He also is the author of several books for middle school readers and young adults, including Heat, Travel Team, Million-Dollar Throw, and Summer Ball, among others. Lupica was at BC for a three-day residency during the 2018-19 academic year, where he spoke to students about his career in sports media.