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A New York Times best seller

From acclaimed author of the Home Team series Mike Lupica comes an inspiring novel about the heart and soul of baseball.

On or off the field, Ben and Matt couldn't be more different. Ben Roberson is an all-or-nothing player: He's big, he's bold, and he's brash. Ben's swing can hit a ball right out of the park - but that's if he can get a hit at all. 

Matt Baker is small and shy, and his stutter has him avoiding the spotlight - even if he’s the best all-around player on the team. But while Matt knows he’s got the chops, a part of him has always envied "Big Ben" and his attention-grabbing charm. 

So it’s a total shock when Ben asks Matt to help him work on his swing because Ben can’t put the ball into play, and his showboating comes at the expense of the team. And even though Matt’s trying to help, Ben doesn’t seem to take him seriously, especially when it means toning things down.

The end of the season is fast approaching - is there enough time for Ben to realize bigger isn’t always better? For Matt to understand that sometimes, being the bigger person means standing up for yourself?

Or will they have to accept defeat?

©2019 Mike Lupica (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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