What other struggle does Grayson face in chapter 25 of Maniac Magee, aside from reading?

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Grayson was a mediocre baseball pitcher and he never made it to the Major Leagues. Maniac Magee is about a young boy who moves to town and helps out a team win the pennant. In this chapter, Maniac begins to tell his story of how he came to be called Maniac. He starts off by looking back at his past and saying that there were two things that defined him: his father's love for history, and his father's love of books. When he was only three years old, his mother would read books to him all day long, but she did not like books which were too hard for him, so they spent almost every day reading "Goodnight Moon," "Green Eggs and Ham,"

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In addition to having a difficult time with reading, Grayson struggled to become a successful baseball player.

Grayson's fondest dream was to be a Major League baseball player. He was a pretty fair pitcher, but never did make it to the Majors, spending several years in the Minors instead. Grayson has many stories which he tells Maniac about his experiences in baseball, including one which happened to him on his first day in the Minors, playing in the Appalachian League, Class D, the lowest level that there is. Recognizing him as a rookie, a gas station attendant in Bluefield, the city he is playing for, told him to go to the Blue Star restaurant and order "the biggest steak on the menu...and anything else...because it (would be) all on the house...the Blue Star treats every new rookie to his first meal in town free." Grayson, not knowing any better, did exactly that, only to find that the attendant was playing a trick on him. The Blue Star offered no free meals to rookies, and Grayson missed what would have been his first game because he had to stay and wash dishes at the restaurant to pay for the food he had eaten.

Try as he might, Grayson was never able to break into the Majors. His saddest day playing baseball was when, one day, a scout came to watch him pitch; he was being considered for the Toledo Mud Hens, which, at the AAA level, was one step away from the majors. Grayson, who was not a religious man, spent half the night before his big game praying, but sadly, his prayers were not answered, and he "proceeded to pitch the flat-out awfulest game of his life." Grayson never got another chance to be considered for the Majors, although he continued to play for thirteen more years. When he got too old to pitch at all effectively, he quite baseball, never having achieved his dream of reaching the Major Leagues (Chapter 25).

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