"Bob Brownell artfully and lovingly weaves Mike McGonegle's boyhood memories into a story that's about far more than kid baseball in a small town. It's about fathers and friendships and fate--and gently learning how to grow up. It will tug at your heart and stir up your memories." --Michael Gartner; Pulitzer prize winning writer and co-owner of the AAA Iowa Cubs. Rummaging through a cedar chest in his late mother's home, Mike McGonegle finds a Simplex baseball scorebook from 1961. It was the summer a half century ago when Mike was ten years old; the summer he played baseball for the Vincent Iowa Reds. A team he shared with his little brother, his best friend and his dad, the coach. Mike is transported to 1961 and the summer when the most important thing to him and his team was a winning season. Or was it? What was it he'd left buried for after a half century? Mike's journey to 1961 proves to be a Memorial Day he won't forget. Mike's journey touches rural rivalries, self images, relationships and baseball in its purest state. He once again meets pitchers, catchers, infielders, truly deficient players, bullies and citizens of small towns everywhere. Our Fathers Day is about dads, coaches, friendships, respect...and fate.