Kids dream about being the player who has the most amazing, if impossibly improbable, career. That's what happens when Joe gets called up to the Chicago Cubs from AA Midland Texas. Also, it partly takes place in 1973 White Plains NY, the year after we left White Plains. Tons of name dropping.
I figured out where it was going pretty early, but that didn't detract from the story. It'd be poignant for most readers, for a baseball fan it's a thrill ride and for the Cubs fan -- it's heartbreak. (grin)
The book is even shorter than it looks, since it includes a chunk of another novel. But all in all...