By: Mike Lupica
Hank Bishop: Hank is a major league baseball player. He got in trouble for using steroids and now has been picked up by the Tigers. In the beginning he is a quiet guy you don't want to bother and is not playing at his best. By the end he seems to care about the people around him and starts playing better. Hank becomes very close to Brian.
Liz Dudley: Liz is Brian's mom. She raises him alone. She really cares about her son and tries to be interested in what Brian is.
Cole Dudley: Cole is Brian's dad. He left Brian and Liz because he believed he was a bad father. He was a major league pitcher. He comes back in the story and works his way back into Brian's life.
Kenny Griffin: Kenny is Brian's best friend they are on the same baseball team and he makes many appearances in the book.