It’s 1927 and ten-year-old George Henry Alexander is full of the joys of summer: long days and warm nights, baseball, and most of all, the greatest player in the game, Babe Ruth—the Bambino.
When George’s parents surprise him with tickets to a game between his beloved Yankees and their hated rivals, the Boston Red Sox, he couldn’t be more excited. A real baseball game, and his first chance to see his hero in the flesh!
But when the big day arrives, things don’t quite go according to plan. On what is supposed be the best afternoon of his young life, George finds himself doing the one thing no true Yankees fan should ever do. He’s so low, he’d rather kiss a girl! How can he face his hero when he feels like the biggest traitor in the world?
In this magical story that perfectly conjures 1920s New York and the nostalgia of childhood summers, an unexpected encounter shows George the value of never giving up.