Highpockets Author:John R. Tunis 11th printing, 1969 — Cecil McDade of North Carolina, Highpockets to a million fans and right fielder for the Dodgers, was an unpopular character. He could field and run and throw and hit. the crowd liked to see him lift those long balls into the stands, but they didn't like Highpockets. His own teammates didn't like him. Why? He wasn't a team pl... more »ayer, he was all for Cecil McDade. He was in baseball only for what he could get out of it. He didn't even like Brooklyn!
Then something happened. The fans of Bryson City, N.C., gave Highpockets a car. The first time he drove it he accidentally ran over a boy, a boy who wasn't a ball fan, but, of all things, a stamp collector--and presently an operation case. Highpockets lived through anxious hours in and out of a hospital room, and learned a lot about stamps. He also learned there's no easy way to a boy's heart, or to men's hearts either.« less