Carl Stotz founded Little League baseball in 1939- a movement which has since swept the country so thoroughly that practically every 9 to 12 year old around the corner knows of its existence. As a non-profit organization, the League is built on community sponsorship and gives boys from all kinds of homes a chance to play organized baseball together. This book is a fictionalized account that could have happened anywhere- of an imaginary Little League team- how it was started, its problems of finding sponsors and learning how to play well enough to win games- the whole conforming to National championship process. The nine-to-twelve year olds, rich and poor, of the town of Haywood, listen to the arguments of their fathers and their coaches, talk to each other about baseball, play better and better ball, and finally win the right to go to Pennsylvania for the championship game. Instructions on how to start a Little League team complete the book, make it an admirable companion to Earl Schenck Miers' Monkey Shines (p. 325).