T.J. loves baseball, and this year he's hoping to pitch for the Pirates, his team. But he's smaller than his teammates, and he's been stuck on second base for several seasons. His pitches just don't have the power to get batters out. Then his father and grandfather tell him about the 1940s baseball star Rip Sewell and his mysterious underhand pitch. But will the Pirates give T.J. a chance to try the "eephus" pitch and lead his team to victory? This, the first book in the popular AllStar SportStory Series, weaves current day baseball fact with intriguing sports history, and is an exciting and well-written new addition to the sports shelves.