(WTNH) – Connecticut native John Ellis was able to live out his dream of being a Major League Baseball player with the Yankees. His other dream later in life to help those who battled cancer, just like he did, with his Connecticut Cancer Foundation.

There is a new book out about John’s life of giving.

Inside New York Baseball’s Bob Rumbold caught up with the author of the book, Jim Smith.

Watch the video above for the full interview.