School is out and summer has arrived, time is abundant and the sun never seems to go down; a perfect storm for children to fill baseball fields across the country. Pass by most of the spacious greens now and they’re rarely used unless you are part of the elite who can afford the exorbitant rates collected by travel teams across the country. Securing not only the pocketbooks of parents nationwide, they’ve taken a firm grasp of the permits that control the access to these fields.
Standing in the face of these ever-expanding travel teams is David
Thompson, a crusader for his town’s local Babe Ruth program. Thompson is
the central figure in Tom Swyers’ novel, “Saving Babe Ruth,”
which is based upon a true story of one parent’s fight to keep the
field that has served his community so dearly for the continued use of
all of its residents, instead of the exclusive group of the outsider
Click here to read why Swyers makes the cause of Babe Ruth one worth saving.
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