This is made-to-order for the boys who want to know specific details of management, operation and direction of a major league ball team. For most boys, interested in baseball in general, and good stories in particular, this will seem too factual, and from the plot angle too slow-motion. In fact, with the exception of rather contrived romance and a few instances of intra-team conflict, it doesn't seem like fiction. Actually based on intimate, first hand knowledge of the Philadelphia Phillies, here called the Quakers, this gives a picture of the plans behind the scene, of the training period in Florida, of the trips, the games, the reviews of games in search of faults. The author wrote one book for boys, Flashing Spikes. He knows his stuff.