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Tom Gallagher is in a tight spot. The fate of the Dillontown team rests on the outcome of one baseball game, winner take all. If Tom's team loses, they lose their field too. But how can they possibly win? Just when everything seems hopeless, a mysterious boy named Cruz de la Cruz rides into town and claims to know the secret of hitting. Not to mention the secrets of Dante Del Gato, Dillontown's greatest hitter ever. Since he walked away from the game years ago, Del Gato hasn't spoken a word to anyone. But now he might be Tom's only hope for saving his hometown. From the award-winning author of Over the Wall and Choosing Up Sides comes this imaginative tale of one boy's struggle to preserve the spirit of the game he loves.
When Tom Gallagher makes an unnecessary statement, a series of events takes place that results in a major baseball game that will determine the fate of Dillontown, and now Tom must find a way to get the best coaches on his side in order to win the game and redeem himself. Reprint.
Number of Pages: 216
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Sports + Recreation / Baseball, Social Issues / Friendship
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: John H. Ritter
Street Date: March 17, 2005
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-6312