Jack Connelly has spent a decade toiling in the minor leagues. His long-time girlfriend Amy wants him to quit the game he loves and take a job with her company. But when Jack suffers a freak injury, he's suddenly a better ballplayer than he's ever been before, and with a chance to go to the major leagues, Amy makes Jack choose between her and baseball. Jack reluctantly chooses baseball and wonders if he'll ever love again. When Jack makes it to the major leagues, though, he soon finds himself falling hard for Laura, who just might be the girl of his dreams. Thoughts of Amy, however, still linger, leaving Jack to have to make the toughest decision of his life.
In rural Indiana in the 1950s, an elderly African American man befriends a young white boy whose father is openly racist and who is determined to put the friendship to an end, even if that means exhibiting violence toward his son and the elderly man.