The only boy in a family of women, Sam Greene finds a substitute, father in Davey, the black (in these days he's called...

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The only boy in a family of women, Sam Greene finds a substitute, father in Davey, the black (in these days he's called colored) cook who works for his mother's New Jersey inn and shares a passion for the Dodgers. Sam has just about total recall for the play-by-plays of every Dodger game there ever was, but he'd never been in Ebbets Field until he starts going there with Davey to cheer Jackie Robinson on his way to his greatest season, and they dream together about someday catching a fly ball. Then at the beginning of the Dodgers' really BIG season Davey suffers a heart attack and Sam plots to get hold of an authentic Jackie Robinson-autographed ball to give his friend before he dies. Of course if it were any other team that brought them together Davey and Sam's relationship might seem too good to be true, but the Brooklyn Dodgers could work such miracles and these fans are sincere and solid.

Pub Date: April 15, 1974

ISBN: 0688152937

Page Count: 128

Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1974