Character Traits: • main character • 12 years old • loves baseball • awesome pitcher • lonely • Cuban immigrant Quote: "If there are real angels in the world, how come they're never around when we need them?"
Character Traits: • Michael's best friend • 12 years old • catcher • loyal • optimistic • funny Quote: "We are soooooo cool."
Character Traits: • Michael's older brother • 17 years old • works two jobs to take care of his family • Cuban immigrant Quote: "My little brother, Michael, the hero of the South Bronx."
Ellie Garcia Gonzalez
Character Traits: • daughter of El Grande, starting pitcher for the Yankees and Michael's hero • likes to watch Michael play baseball • new friend • Michael's crush Quote: "I didn't lie. I just didn't tell you everything."
Character Traits: • actor • disguised as Papi, Michael's father Quote: "Be content with what you have and don't push yourself too hard or else you will end up with nothing."
Character Traits: • neighbor/friend • Likes to watch Oprah Quote: "We should write a letter to Oprah the way some of these people do. She is always trying to take care of strangers, why can't she take care of my two boys?"