Twelve-year-old Danny thinks that there is something very familiar about the girl who plays shortstop on the team he faces during the championship series, and his curiosity leads him to a surprising discovery about his own adoption.
When a new school year starts, and thirteen-year-old basketball star Julian feels a lot of pressure as he realizes he is the only remaining player from last year's winning team, a friend's health crisis helps him regain perspective.
After badly spraining his ankle just before the summer baseball season begins, Sylvester Coddmyer III meets a mysterious ex-ballplayer named Charlie Comet who helps him compensate for the injury by learning to switch-hit.
When Tim Daniels, now fourteen, returns to Camp Wickasaukee he serves as mentor to three rookie basketball players, continues to work on keeping his short stature from getting in his way, faces a bully, and gets help from NCAA player Dick Dunbar.
When a key player on the Grizzlies' baseball team is hit on the head by a ball while practicing with his friends, they must decide whether to keep his injury a secret even after he starts behaving strangely.