Holling played as Ariel in the school play. Everyone thought Ariel was a girl, but Ariel was really a warrior. All night, Holling was thinking about Mickey Mantle.
After the play finished, Holling ran outside to be picked up to go see Mickey Mantle. Holling's ride wasn't there. He was panicking so he took the bus. He didn't have any money for the bus ride but thankfully the bus driver gave him a free ride.
Holling got to meet Mickey Mantle, but he wouldn't sign Holling's baseball because he was wearing bright yellow tights. So, Holling begged but Mantle wouldn't sign his ball. Out of generosity, Danny gave Holling his signed baseball.