Reginald loves playing his violin, but his father, the coach of the worst team in the Negro National League in 1948, wants his son to be outside more. He volunteers him to be the team’s new bat boy. Reginald tries hard, but has no bat boy skills. However, his music inspires the team and turns around their losing season. They end up in a season-ending game against the best team in the league. Gavin Curtis has created a historically rich and satisfying story that weaves baseball and music into a warm father-son relationship. E. B. Lewis’ watercolors capture the era with grace and style.