Jimmy Fleming throws left, bats right and left, and is hoping to become Hudson City’s newest pitcher. But while he makes the team, things don’t go just the way he’d hoped. His teammates aren’t too welcoming, and his time on the mound is less than stellar. It doesn’t help that his dad is applying more and more pressure on him to be a star pitcher. Before long, Jimmy is wishing he’d never come to Hudson City. But Jimmy isn’t one to give up, and just when the season hits a low point, Jimmy’s pitches—and his attitude—begin to find their mark.