It’s August 1941, and Brick and Mariel are both glad to be Dodgers fans. Finally, their team is on a winning streak, with a chance at the pennant. Brick listens to the games on a radio in Windy Hill, New York, where his family has an apple orchard. Mariel, once a polio patient in the hospital in Windy Hill, lives in Brooklyn, near Ebbes Field
Mariel was adopted by Loretta, a nurse at the hospital, and has never known what happened to her own mother. Someday, somehow, she plans to return to Windy Hill and find out.
When a fire destroys their orchard, Brick’s parents must leave the farm to find work. They send him to live in Brooklyn with their friend Loretta. The only good thing about Brooklyn is seeing the Dodgers play - that, and his friendship with Mariel. Maybe together they can find a way to return to Windy Hill, save the apple harvest, and learn the truth about Mariel’s past. After all, if the Dodgers have a hope, anything is possible!