Now this book has distinctive writing- as well as good Big League ball games! It reads like fictionized biography- a might-be- true story of the players,- what they eat, how they talk, the mechanics of shifts from team to team (bought and traded), and the games themselves. Everything is here, the ball hawks, the bench jockeys, the press box men, the kids on the sand lots, the joys and hazards of America's favorite game. A slight and unimportant thread of plot weaves in and out, but is primarily the close up story of Bill Riley and his ruse from Country Fair player to Big League. There's something for the girls, too, in the young wife and her side of the story.