The Fighting Flyers
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Ismael Ontiveros’s story begins with the journey of two immigrant’s from Mexico coming to America to find a place to settle down and raise a family. It ends with enlightening generations of children through the time-honored American pastime known as baseball. In this memoir, Ismael shares the story of the fall and rebirth of the Flyers’ Youth Baseball Program. In The Fighting Flyers, the author describes his personal quest to share a golden time of his childhood with a new generation of children. He takes on the task to bring a small haven to children of this downtrodden community. Baseball gives the children of this neighborhood an opportunity, a dream, a chance to become something more than a statistic. More than just a game, more than just a pastime, baseball brings children and adults from all walks of life together, all for the sake and the love of the game.