The baseball season of 1951 doesn't arrive soon enough for young Jimmy Fletcher, and the perfect refuge for this 10-yearold boy during that enchanted summer in the fictional town of Marshfield is transformed into The Original Edison Field. That's where his dream of playing for the New York Yankees takes root. Unexpectedly, his quest ends all too soon.
Years later, he becomes a successful journalist in a small town, but his life is unfulfilled. Then, a magical moment occurs: The daughter he never saw grow up reappears in his life. She has holes in her heart that need to be filled, just as Jimmy does. The improbable circumstances soon take another unexpected twist. He rediscovers his ability to pitch and an unlikely fantasy comes true.
Moments before the final game of the 1993 season, Jimmy and his daughter run into a legendary player who instantly takes Jimmy back to 1951.
Can one person make a difference? Eugene Jackson loves baseball. Retired from a lifetime spent in the game, Eugene relocates to Chicago and opens a small neighborhood grocery store. Outside his back wall sits an old, dilapidated ball diamond that hoste
(A Helpless Situation, Mark Twain) Includes: 100 famous quotes of Mark Twain, Complete bibliography of Mark Twain, Biography of Mark Twain, Once or twice a year I get a letter of a certain pattern, a pattern that never materially changes, in form and substance, yet I cannot get used to that letter-it always astonishes me. It affects me as the locomotive always affects me: I saw to myself, "I have seen you a thousand times, you always look the same way, yet you are always a wonder, and you are always impossible; to contrive you is clearly beyond human genius-you can't exist, you don't exist, yet here you are!"
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