Although Gutman dedicated his book to "kids who hate to read but love baseball," this play-by-play account of five World Series should appeal to all baseball lovers, reluctant readers or not. It is dramatic, action-packed, and loaded with anecdotes that add to the fun. Although not all fans will be pleased with the series Gutman has selected, the ones he chose were certainly exciting: 1912, 1924, 1947, 1974, and 1991. Modern readers accustomed to instant replays and today's baseball rules may be surprised by some of the information: the field at Fenway disappeared in fog in a 1912 game, leaving most fans unaware a crucial catch was being made; the 1924 series was the first to be broadcast live over radio; and spitballs were once legal. Trivia sections at the end of each chapter provide additional information about players, teams, and the history of the sport.