Reviewed: 2016-06-19 - (Review Updated: 2016-06-19)
In my younger days I cut my teeth playing baseball, so the story 'Play Ball' by 'Ernest Bywater' brought back some good memories. Morris 'Mo' Walker starts out in the story at the open grave of his mother Alice Walker, a victim of a fast moving cancer. There is one more character in the opening chapter, Randolph 'Randy' Walker the father.
Mo's mother Alice is buried in Australia, so how does he end up playing professional baseball in the United States? That's a very good question, you'll have to read the story of nine chapters to find out.
Overall the story is entertaining, a young man learning how to play baseball and excelling in it. I found some of the suggestions Mo makes to the experienced coaches difficult to take, but it's just s story so anything can happen.
'Ernest Bywater' a prolific writer has created an enjoyable tale about a spring/summer/fall sport that is enthralling and delightful in every possible way, a very good read.