"Gantos and Rubel offer easy reading, funny pictures, and an accessible lesson about humility and hard work—sprinkled with some legit baseball pointers."
"Ralph’s ... irrepressible rottenness will delight newly independent readers."
"There is never a dull moment in this colorful and appealing early reader."
--School Library Journal
"A quirky but warmhearted baseball story that will amuse young readers, sports fans or not."