this is Michael Arroyo he is twelve years old and has the best arm on the bench. His family lives in new York but originally came from Cuba. He is nice, humble and a smart kid. little did he know that he was going to throw a 85 mph baseball.
You can't play till we see a birth certificate.
"my purse" Mrs. Cora says. Ramon is running for his life two cops come around the corner chasing him. Michael throws the 85 mph ball not knowing it was going to hit Ramon.
uncle Timo turned into papi
Oh my god thank you so much!
this is where Manny and Michael meet Ellie. Later in the story Ellie is found out that she is El Grande's daughter. she has a good arm too. Just like Michael.
Here is your birth certificate.
Mr.Gibbs is a man from ACS. he is told to tell Michael that he is not to play baseball because they do not have a birth certificate for him. they do not believe that he is twelves years old.
This is when Mr.Gibbs meets "papi" but he is actually uncle Timo. They talk for a long time and talk about the important things.
This is where Michael is given his birth certificate all the way from Cuba. El Grande went all the way to Cuba to get his birth certificate.He is now allowed to play baseball.This was an amazing book and I love it.