|William Russ||Roy Dean Bream|
|Glenn Plummer||Tyrone Debray|
|Noble Willingham||Clyde Bigby|
In the late 1950s, veteran minor league baseball player Roy Dean Bream befriends an African-American rookie named Tyrone Debray . Cast off by his teammates because of his age, Bream can't help but relive past glories as a one-time big leaguer, and Bream recognizes a kindred spirit in Tyrone, who himself is shunned by the others because of his race. So, with his wealth of experience, Bream takes the younger player under his wing as his protégé.