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Twelve-year-old Michael Arroyo lives in the shadows of Yankee Stadium, home of his heroes, but a place that might as well be on a different continent since he can't afford to see the inside. He also lives in the shadows of his Bronx neighborhood, hiding from the bill collectors and the officials who would separate him from his 17-year-old brother if they knew the two boys were living on their own. Baseball is Michael's only salvation, along with his dream of playing in the Little League World Series, until a rival accuses Michael of being older than the league limit. With no parents and a birth certificate that is stuck in his native Cuba, the shadows in Michael's life grow darker. But that is when heroes emerge, and for Michael, heroes don't come any bigger than the Yankees.
©2006 Mike Lupica (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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"He keeps his lively plot on course with humor, crisp dialogue, and true-to-life characters." (School Library Journal)

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THIS WAS THE BEST BOOK EVER!

I liked the plot and how it ends. This book was so good I read it in 1 day. Even thought the book says it 6 hrs. Long it feels like 1 hour! I totally recommend.

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We did not have teachers to help our children learn from Audible books like this. I'm so proud my daughter went into teaching and useses your books to help her student learn . I just read this book and will keep donating to her class for your books.

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I loved this book, the most memorable moment was how Micheal fell in love with Ellie, and the narrator is really good. I actually paid attention to the book itself.

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Great Story!

This was a fun read for my upcoming 6th grader. It was very age appropriate and the narrator made it very easy to understand with the different accents.

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Great baseball read

Though the book was predictable, I found it very enjoyable. I recommend it for anyone who loves baseball.

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great storyline

This is a new required read for my 8th grade students this year so.I.wanted to get a jump start. I was not disappointed and they won't be either.

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I loved the book but the reader was bad he left out words in places I wonder if the reader had a different version of the book then I had.

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loved it would listen more than once and I already have listened two times

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A really great book!

My son said...if you like sports this would be the perfect book for you. The characters were interesting and the story was easy to follow.

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This book was amazing and I couldn't put it down.

This book and its audio were so good I got lost in the book when reading it and spent hours enjoying the pot.