Lucky: Maris, Mantle, and My Best Summer Ever
Title: Lucky: Maris, Mantle, and My Best Summer Ever
Author: Wes Tooke
Louis May doesn’t like his new home in White Plains, New York. He doesn’t get along with his new stepbrother, who is the best athlete in the neighborhood; he misses his mother, who lives among poets and artists in the East Village; and he just doesn’t fit in at his new school. But one thing hasn’t changed: Louis still loves the game of baseball and, more than anything, the New York Yankees. So when he gets a chance to be a batboy for the team, to be in the dugout with Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, he thinks that life can’t get any better. But then Mickey and Roger make that summer of 1961 one of the biggest anyone has ever seen, and Louis gets a front-row seat to their record-setting home-run race. Louis’s worst summer ever becomes his best summer ever, and he finds himself learning about much more than just baseball from the two greatest players in the game.