‘Henry & Me’ brings Yankees legends to life

'Henry & Me' producer Joseph Avallone (L), former baseball player and manager Bobby Valentine (3rd L), managing partner and founder of RLB Holdings and limited partner of the Yankees, Ray Bartoszek, former MLB player Reggie Jackson, Consultant to the New York Yankees Ray Negron and 'Henry & Me' director Barrett Esposito attend the 'Henry & Me' red carpet special charity screening on September 24, 2014 in Greenwich, Connecticut. (September 23, 2014 - Source: Cindy Ord/Getty Images North America)

‘Henry & Me’ producer Joseph Avallone (L), former baseball player and manager Bobby Valentine (3rd L), managing partner and founder of RLB Holdings and limited partner of the Yankees, Ray Bartoszek, former MLB player Reggie Jackson, Consultant to the New York Yankees Ray Negron and ‘Henry & Me’ director Barrett Esposito attend the ‘Henry & Me’ red carpet special charity screening on September 24, 2014 in Greenwich, Connecticut.
(September 23, 2014 – Source: Cindy Ord/Getty Images North America)

The new animated feature film, Henry & Me, tells the story of a cancer-stricken 11 year old boy named Jack.

Jack is a huge Yankees fan, but his baseball dreams are derailed by his illness. As he goes under for an important procedure, he is transported to a ‘Field of Dreams’ type place where Yankees legends past and present play together and share stories.

The films director, Barrett Esposito, joined us this morning on Hofstra’s Morning Wake Up Call to talk about the story’s journey to the screen.

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