Gr 4-8 Here is a book not only for novices but also a compact reference book for more experienced baseball fans. The introduction tells about the game's inventor in a lively fashion which sets the tone for all the information to come. A how-to chapter is next, clearly explaining rules and player positions. Then come chapters on how a season works, history broken down by yearly high points, and statistics (about them and how to keep them). There is also a ``most asked questions'' section; an excellent glossary; a digest of the rules; and lists of Hall of Famers (listed by year of induction), World Series games, and lifetime record achievements. Put this one alongside Nathan Aaseng's Baseball: It's Your Team (Lerner, 1985) and Carol Greene's I Can Be a Baseball Player (Childrens, 1985) for a library triple play. Elisabeth LeBris, Kenilworth Public School System, Ill.