Excellent baseball story as Lefty, a dazzling, talented high-school team player moves up and up into the major leagues, in spite of immature, unhappy, character traits. Lefty has flash and talent, but blows up in pressure situations- partial result of an unhappy home life. But baseball and circumstance take hold and Lefty matures and expands into a person who can work at things and enjoy many interests, and- as a ball player- play for the team and stand up to pain and pressures. Swell baseball and solid thinking. A no-hit game is made really gripping, too.