September 15, 2006
Genre(s): Adventure, Comedy, Family, Animation
Yankee Irving is a 10 year-old baseball fan whose father works as a janitor at Yankee Stadium in New York. Yankee loves to play baseball, but he is mostly neglected by the local kids because of his repeated strike-outs. During the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees, Babe Ruth’s bat, Darlin, is stolen by Lefty Maginnis, a pitcher for the Cubs. Yankee’s father is blamed for the theft, and Yankee sets out on a thousand-mile journey to recover the bat and exonerate his father. Yankee has to persevere through his low self-esteem to accomplish his goal, but he gets help from a talking baseball named Screwie. After recovering the bat and fending off Lefty’s attempts to steal it back, Yankee arrives at Game 7 of the World Series in time to become an unlikely hero.