On his old team, Tom Poulos was a star catcher. But his new team is different. For one thing, all the players are older and bigger than him. For another, no matter how hard he tries or how hard he practices, he can't catch the curve balls that the pitcher sends flying over the plate. Tom feels like he's letting the team down, a feeling that gets worse once a new catcher joins the team and Tom is benched. Can Tom find a way to regain his rightful place behind the plate?
A Note From the Publisher
Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection (1993)
"Plenty of local color... Danakas..shows his familiarity with the sport in plenty of action scenes in the ball park....fast paced reading.
Aimed especially at boys of an age that would often rather play sports than read about them, it fills a niche that is not over-crowded."
- Helen Norrie Winnipeg Free Press