Fifty-three-year-old Mickey Charles, an editor in Hollywood, returns to his boyhood roots in Austin, Texas, to attend a high school reunion. While visiting his parents, who still live in the neighborhood of Tarrytown where he grew up, he discovers memorabilia from his 1962 West Austin Little League All-Star baseball team. Among the teammates in a photograph he inspects, was the Jackie Robinson of their league, Willie Veils, who Mickey befriended and came to know as a true companion during their journey through a special summer of dreams. The sight of the photograph causes Mickey to reminisce on the interracial relationship that changed his perspective and this memory is the crux of the story,