Ted Kirby entered the world of baseball through a fluke. Asked to fill in as batboy for the Boston Pilgrims, one afternoon, Ted's major interest was his role in the circus cage as an apprentice lion tamer. The Pilgrim manager offers Ted a contract to catch at about the same time that an important opening occurs in the circus. Ted resolves his dilemma in favor of the baseball diamond. This tale hits right over the plate in portraying the vocational problem of the protagonist; however to carry unflagging interest, a sub-plot or two would have helped. A couple of strikes make it a bush-league portrayal. For the baseball-happy, it will have sufficient strength of plot.