Museum Hosts Screening of ‘The Kid Who Only Hit Homers’ July 9

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Young baseball players dream of home runs but often find the reality of the game is much different.

For Sylvester Coddmeyer, the dream came true – and the life lessons followed.

Coddmeyer is the protagonist in the 2021 television movie by MIMO Studios The Kid Who Only Hit Homers, which will be screened in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Grandstand Theater at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 9.

Based on the 1972 children’s book by Matt Christopher, the film stars Alex J. Montero as Coddmeyer, who is on the verge of quitting the game he loves before he is visited by the ghost of Babe Ruth. Advice from the Sultan of Swat helps turn Coddmeyer into a slugging hero.

Following the film, a question and answer session with Montero and Dale and Duane Christopher, sons of Matt Christopher, will be held in the Grandstand Theater.

An Author Series event will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, in the Museum’s Bullpen Theater and feature Dale and Duane Christopher.

Tickets for the 52-minute film are free but must be reserved in advance by clicking here.

For a complete list of summer programming at the Hall of Fame, please click here.