Yankee Irving is New York's #1 baseball fan--even if the boy's batting ability makes him unwanted on his neighbourhood team. When his father takes the blame for the theft of Babe Ruth's special baseball bat, Yankee embarks on a cross-country adventure to restore his family's honour and prove he can be his own kind of hero.
|Jake T. Austin||... Yankee Irving|
|Whoopi Goldberg||... Darlin'|
|Rob Reiner||... Screwie|
|William H. Macy||... Lefty Maginnis|
|Mandy Patinkin||... Stanley Irving|
|Dana Reeve||... Emily Irving|
|Brian Dennehy||... Babe Ruth|
With the involvement of both Christopher Reeve (director) and his wife Dana on this film (producer and voice artist), it stands in some way as a posthumous tribute. IDT includes as part of their synopsis for the film on IMDb that the project theme of "perseverance against all odds" was inspired by its originating director. Neither Christopher or Dana lived to see the film's release.