Is a small, scrappy everyboy, the kind of kid who has to earn everything he gets with extra effort. Yet he’s big enough to change baseball all by himself.
Is an aging veteran, steeped in baseball lore, who doesn’t like the way Bennie plays the game. He tries to force him to drop his special twisty hits.
Is the star third baseman for the Sierra Bears, a young man on the way up who becomes Bennie’s friend.
Was Bennie’s best friend as a boy, but he becomes his bitter rival.