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Over one million copies sold!

Sylvester loves baseball, but he isn’t exactly what you’d call a good hitter. Even though he wants nothing more than to join his neighborhood team, the Hooper Redbirds, he’s sure he’ll never do anything more than warm the bench. But then he meets the mysterious Mr. Baruth who promises to make Sylvester one of the best players ever. Suddenly Sylvester goes from the worst player on the team to the kid who can only hit homers.

With his overnight success, however, come tough questions. Will Sylvester ever learn the true meaning of teamwork? And what will happen when he has to learn to stand on his own?

This beloved story about baseball, confidence, perseverance and being a good teammate is a modern classic for any young sports fan.