Between the wars, baseball was dominated not by star players but by that warrior for clean baseball, Judge Landis, who carried a big stick but didn't speak softly. He ferreted out players who were involved in gambling; he destroyed his enemies. This is his life story -- the story of a federal judge who ruled baseball with an iron hand. His battles are described (too often with too much detail). The author is an authority on the subject, he tells a good story of baseball, and knows the inside stories of the successive scandals which Landis dealt with honestly. There's a good deal about Landis' youth and training; about such players as Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Bob Feller; the baseball in the book will hold more appeal to the fans than the legal and historical aspects; games play a small part.