Sylvester Coddmyer III, star of The Kid Who Only Hit Homers and Return of the Home Run Kid, is about to face his biggest challenge yet. His second season with the Hooper Redbirds is over and he’s looking forward to the start of summer baseball. Then he sprains his right ankle in a freak accident. The sprain heals, but Syl soon discovers that his ankle hurts when he tries to bat. How will he hit homers-or even singles-when every swing means pain?

Syl is about to give up when a mysterious man wearing a New York Yankees hat appears and offers him a solution to his problem. Should Syl trust him, as he once trusted Mr. Baruth? Or will this stranger prove to be a cheat, like the man Syl knew as Cheeko?