The Only Game (Home Team)
- Publish Date: 2016-01-12
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Mike Lupica
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Can a young baseball star maintain his love of the game after the loss of his brother? Find out in this start to the Home Team series about a small town with high hopes, from New York Times bestselling author and sportswriting legend Mike Lupica.
Jack Callahan is the star of his baseball team and seventh grade is supposed to be his year. Undefeated season. Records shattered. Little League World Series. The works. That is, until he up and quits.
Jacks best friend Gus cant understand how Jack could leave a game that means more to them than anything else. But Jack is done. Its a year of change. Jacks brother has passed away, and though his family and friends and the whole town of Walton thinks baseball is just the thing he needs to move on, Jack feels its anything but.
In comes Cassie Bennett, star softball player, and the only person who seems to think Jack shouldnt play if he doesnt want to. As Jack and Cassies friendship deepens, their circle expands to include Teddy, a guy whos been bullied because of his weight.
Time spent with these new friends unlocks something within Jack, and with their help and the support of his family and his old friends, Jack discovers sometimes its more than just the love of the game that keeps us moving forwardand he might just be able to find his way back to The Only Game, after all.