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No Crying in Baseball. Excerpted from Sermon on the Mound by Michael O’Connor. © 2001 Bethany House Publishers. Reprinted with permission.

Batter Up, Dad. Reprinted by permission of Anne E. Carter. © 2001 Anne E. Carter.

The Only Way I Know. Excerpted fromThe Only Way I Know by Cal Ripken Jr. and Mike Ryan. © 1997, 1998 Cal Ripken Jr. Reprinted by permission of Tufton Sports & Management, his agents.

The Lost Ball. Reprinted by permission of Dan Connolly. © 2001 Dan Connolly.

Special Delivery from Michigan. Condensed from the following stories by Neal Shine: “Here’s a Chance to Use That Old Baseball Glove,” “Readers’ Old Mitts to Spark New Dreams,” “Gloves’ New Life Begins Sunday in San Pedro” and “San Pedro’s Kids Get Michigan Mitts,” published in the Detroit Free Press, 1989. Reprinted by permission of Detroit Free Press.

A Binding Contract. Reprinted by permission of Don Wade. ©2000 Don Wade.

The Sermon on the Mound. Excerpted from Out of the Blue by Orel Hershiser. ©1989 Orel Leonard Hershiser IV. Reprinted by permission of Wolgemuth & Associates.

It’s Baseball Season. Reprinted by permission of Denise Turner. © 1993 Denise Turner.

Watching the Next Mark McGwire?, A Glove Story and The Big Friendly Cop. Reprinted by permission of Woody Woodburn. ©2001 Woody.

My Finest Hour. Taken from When You Can’t Come Back by David F. Dravecky; Janice Dravecky; Ken Gire Jr. © 1992 by Dave and Jan Dravecky. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.

My Quest for a Baseball. Reprinted by permission of Douglas L. Lesmerises. ©2001 Douglas L. Lesmerises.

Get Lost, Kid! Reprinted by permission of Bob Batz. ©1994 Bob Batz.

The Impossible Dream. Reprinted by permission of Peggy Ann Spence. ©2001 Peggy Ann Spence.

A Proud Father. Reprinted by permission of Phillip Arvia. ©2001 Phillip Arvia.

The Whistle Story. Reprinted by permission of Bill Goldberg as told to Anita Gogno. ©2001 Bill Goldberg as told to Anita Gogno.

A Three-Million-Dollar Grab. Reprinted by permission of Daniel Paisner. ©1999 Daniel Paisner.

A Magical Moment. Reprinted by permission of Stephen Yudelson. ©2001 Stephen Yudelson.

A Little Faith Led to Miracle Catch. Reprinted by permission of Steven Moore. ©1993 Steven Moore.

The Best Game I Never Saw. Reprinted by permission of Darrel Radford. © 2000 Darrel Radford.

The Legend. Reprinted by permission of William G. Tapply. ©1981 William G. Tapply.

Living His Dream. Reprinted by permission of Daniel Raley. ©2001 Daniel Raley.

That’s Why God Made Tall Infielders and The Power of Motivation. Reprinted by permission of Tommy Lasorda as told to Ernie Witham. ©2001 Tommy Lasorda as told to Ernie Witham.

The Heart of the Game. Reprinted by permission of Steve Minnick. ©2000 Steve Minnick.

My First Home Run. Reprinted by permission of Jeff Kidd. ©2000 Jeff Kidd.

One Hit Makes All the Difference. Reprinted by permission of Douglas L. Lesmerises. ©2000 Douglas L. Lesmerises. First appeared in The Wilmington (Delaware) News Journal, March 12, 2000.

Catch of a Lifetime. Reprinted by permission of R. Gregory Alonzo. ©2000 R. Gregory Alonzo.

The Foul Ball. Reprinted by permission of Gary D’Amato. ©2001 Gary D’Amato.

Winning Isn’t Everything. Reprinted by permission of Mary Owen. ©1999 Mary Owen.

Man of His Word. ©1988 Ralph Kiner, first published by Reader’s Digest.

True Heroes Earn the Title. Reprinted by permission of Michael J. Feigum. ©2000 Michael J. Feigum.

Meeting My Favorite Player. Reprinted by permission of Carol Costa. ©1999 Carol Costa.

A True Hero. Reprinted by permission of Joseph Haakenson. ©2000 Joseph Haakenson.

The Day I Met The Splendid Splinter. Reprinted by permission of Ted Janse. ©2001 Ted Janse.

Hero of the Game. Reprinted by permission of Dan Connolly. ©2000 Dan Connolly. First appeared in The York (PA) Dispatch/York Sunday News.

The Last Game. Reprinted by permission of Linda Poynter. ©2001 Linda Poynter.

One Man, Alone. Reprinted by permission of Hal Bock. ©2001 Hal Bock.

A Batboy Looks Back. Reprinted by permission of Mark Stodghill. ©1996 Mark Stodghill. Appeared in the Minnesota Monthly magazine, April 1996.

A Game of Life. Reprinted with permission from The Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 29, 1999.

A Magical Baseball Player. Reprinted by permission of John McNamara. ©2001 John McNamara.

Dad’s Field of Dreams. ©Tribune Media Service, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.

Who’s Number One? Reprinted by permission of Kenneth L. Montgomery. ©1987 Kenneth L. Montgomery.

Big Leaguers’ Little League Memories and The Unforgettable Charlie Brown. Reprinted by permission of Alan Schwarz. ©2001 Alan Schwarz.

Lessons in Living a Humble Life. Reprinted by permission of James Breig. ©2001 James Breig.

Play Ball! Reprinted by permission of Sharon Shearer Harsh. ©1999 Sharon Shearer Harsh.

Roger Maris and Me. Reprinted by permission of Andy Strasberg. ©2000 Andy Strasberg.

My Father’s Voice. Reprinted by permission of Lois J. Mannon. ©1992 Lois J. Mannon.

Spring Sounds, Spring Dreams. Reprinted by permission of Paul Della Valle. ©1990 Paul Della Valle.

A Little League Mom. Reprinted by permission of Margaret Del Grande, the estate holder of Harry Del Grande. ©1985 Harry Del Grande.

A Guide to Little League Parenting. Reprinted by permission of Ernie Witham. ©1997 Ernie Witham.

Yerr Out! Reprinted by permission of Clark Cothern. ©1998 Clark Cothern.

The Cold Breeze of Baseball. Reprinted by permission of Dale Wannen. ©2000 Dale Wannen.

Bringing Up Son . . . and Father, Too. The Boston Globe, Issue July 3, 1980 by Ellen Goodman. ©1980 by The Boston Globe. Reprinted by permission of The Boston Globe via the Copyright Clearance Center.

Something Wonderful. Reprinted by permission of Robert Remler. ©2001 Robert Remler.

A Game of Catch. Reprinted by permission of Richard David Carson. ©1995 Richard David Carson.

The Chase. Reprinted by permission of Jeffrey Flanagan. ©2001 Jeffrey Flanagan.

Hot Dog Heaven. Reprinted by permission of Steve Carlson. ©2001 Steve Carlson.

Home Free! Reprinted by permission of David E. Morine. ©1996 David E. Morine.

Trying to Fullfill a Dream. Reprinted by permission of Ken Rosenthal. ©2001 Ken Rosenthal.

The Second Time Around. Reprinted by permission of Richard Justice. ©2000 Richard Justice.

Rediscovering My Dream. Reprinted by permission of Dominic Amore Jr. ©2001 Dominic Amore Jr.

Days of Heaven. Reprinted by permission of Philip Ross. ©1983 Philip Ross.

The Unforgettable Charlie Brown. Reprinted by permission of Alan Schwarz. ©2001 Alan Schwarz.

Three Strikes of Life. Reprinted by permission of Michael Finley. ©1999 Michael Finley.

My Uncle and Me. Reprinted by permission of Pat Jordan. ©1988 Pat Jordan. Appeared in Florida Magazine, May 1, 1988.

Diapers and Diamonds. Reprinted courtesy of Sports Illustrated: “Diapers and Diamonds” by Ron Reid, ©1974, Time Inc. All rights reserved.

Life with Father. Reprinted courtesy of Sports Illustrated: “Life with Father” by Steve Salerno, June 24, 1996, ©1996, Time Inc. All rights reserved.

Bringing Parents Up to Code. Reprinted courtesy of Sports Illustrated: “Bringing Parents Up to Code” by Rick Reilly, (Sports Illustrated, February 28, 2000). ©2000, Time Inc. All rights reserved.

T-Ball and the Beaver. Reprinted by permission of Judge Keith J. Leenhouts. ©2001 Judge Keith J. Leenhouts.

Memories of My Hero and Coming Out of Retirement. Reprinted by permission of Scott Pitoniak. ©1996, 1993 Scott Pitoniak.

Giant Killer! Reprinted by permission of Kyle Moylan. ©2000 Kyle Moylan.

A Cup for the Coach. Reprinted by permission of Joanne P. Brady. ©2001 Joanne P. Brady.

Back When. Reprinted by permission of Audrey Curran. ©1982 Audrey Curran. This article first appeared in the Christian Science Monitor (www.csmonitor.com) on June 3, 1982. All rights reserved.

A Childhood Memory. Reprinted by permission of Jeffrey Zillgitt. ©2001 Jeffrey Zillgitt.

So Many Things to Love About America’s Game. Reprinted by permission of Howie Stalwick. ©1998 Howie Stalwick.

Still Dangerous. Reprinted by permission of John G. Myers. ©2001 John G. Myers.

Full Circle. From Full Circle by Lawrence S. Ritter from Baseball for the Love Of It. ©1982 Anthony J. Connor.

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