Bill Pennant, Babe Ruth, and Me


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At the start of the 1920 baseball season, 16-year-old Hank Cobb is assigned to train the New York Giants' new mascot, a Mexican wildcat named Bill Pennant. Bill's not too trainable, though, even with the help of sardines and mice. And if Hank can't handle a cat, how can he handle his next charge, an undisciplined slugger for the Yankees named Babe Ruth? Ruth's manager asks Hank to keep an eye on Ruth, and since both teams play at the same stadium, it's doable. But is it wise? A disastrous "road trip" to Coney Island lands ...

Bill Pennant, Babe Ruth, and Me 2009, Cricket Books, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780812627558