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Playoff Dreams


Brendan is a crackerjack center fielder on a team going nowhere. He's frustrated and he's mad. His parents are no help. His father is a jazz musician and his mother is a doctor. When it comes to sports, they are clueless. But then Brendan's sports-crazy uncle takes him to a game at Wrigley Field in Chicago. He tells Brendan some interesting stuff about the hard-luck Cubs and suddenly Brendan starts to see things a little differently. . . .

The History

During his nineteen-year Hall-of-Fame career with the Chicago Cubs, Ernie Banks set one record that he wished he hadn't: He played more games than any other major leaguer without ever making it to the playoffs or World Series. But Banks always had a great attitude and always said: "It's a beautiful day for baseball, let's play two."