The Extra Yard by Mike Lupica

Teddy's success on the spring baseball team and the support of new friends Jack, Cassie, and Gus have given him the confidence to try out for the sport he really wants to  play, football.  This new found excitement is put to the test, however, when Teddy's former star player father returns to town after years of not being in his son's life.  Will Teddy have to be the star his dad was if he wants him to stick around?  Another well-written story by this popular sports fiction author for readers 10+.