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Excerpt from Chapter 3 – Home Run Kid…

I’ll never forget my first home run. I can’t. No one hearing the story would believe it, except that one of the mothers recorded the whole event with a movie camera. On this particular afternoon at a game, Mom, who was at every game, was hollering, cheering all the boys on my team, and giving the umpire hell when she thought he made a bad call—just like she always did. You could hear Mom all over the field. She stood up in the bleachers, yelled encouragement to all of our players, waved her arms, clapped her hands, and swung her hips to celebrate a hit or a run. As usual, Mom was at least as entertaining as the ball players were, and the rest of the fans loved her and howled at her antics. Continue reading