From jacket: What if you were the pitcher for your team and were knocked into the future by a foul ball? You would miss the rest of the game, but what else?
As star pitcher for the 1896 Brooklyn Dutchmen, fifteen-year-old Johnny Noonan had a lot to look forward to. Quite a bit more than he expected, in fact. A foul ball hit by his own teammate knocked him out--out of the century. He awoke in 1996, after the world had run out of oil and the game of baseball had undergone dramatic changes. But Johnny had some changes of his own to offer. As his own grandson, Noonan could unleash a pitch that no one, NO ONE, could hit.
This is a fast-paced account of an oilless world viewed through the medium of baseball. Funny, frightening, maybe feasible? It never happened. Or did it?