I'm sorry, but you have to get your birth certificate.
Mrs. Cora gets mugged by a petty thief called Ramon. Ramon gets hit by a flying baseball pitched by Michael, a Cuban little league pitcher's idol.
This depicts Michaels father getting a heartattack and dying at Mrs. Cora's apartment. This means that Michael and Carlos are orphans.
Starting at the end of Chapter 12, Michael is banned from Little League until he proves he is twelve. This problem is then continued in the next chapter. This will turn unwanted attention towards Michael.
Michael makes up for his mistakes and writes an apology to Ellie, which he gives to LaGrande, Ellies dad when he shakes Michaels hand and is given the paper.
LaGrande learns of Michaels predicament from Ellie, and obtains Michael's birth certificate. Every thing works out just fine.
The finale, Michaels team moves to the semifinals after Michael is able to play again.