Being the new kid in town is never much fun. And as Terry Delaney figures it, being one of the few black kids in town will only make life more difficult. But Terry is pleasantly surprised when he finds a friend in Mick Jordan and tries out successfully for the local baseball team. It looks as though things won't be so bad ...until he meets Tony Casterline, the team's shortstop, who constantly points out the fact that Terry's weak throwing arm ruins the team's efforts. The story of how Terry and Tony discover the meaning of teamwork will absorb young sports fans.