The Boy who saved baseball was written by John H. Ritter and was first published in 2003. This book is about a town who can never agree on anything, and they want to tear down a baseball field. There are boys who love baseball and want to keep the field. The town decides to have a baseball game to decide who should get to keep the field.My opinion on this book is definitely that it is a good book and in the top 20 I have ever read. It is a fantastic book with a great storyline and I would definitely read another book just like it.This genre is realistic fiction because there really could be a town that can’t agree on anything and there could have been a baseball field they wanted to tear down and some boys won’t let them. It all could have really happened but it didn’t so therefore it is realistic fiction. An audience that would enjoy this book would be somebody that loves sports or baseball especially. They would like this book because the main subject matter is about baseball and if you like sports baseball is one of the originals! An internal conflict in this book was when Tom was torn as to what he should do because his town/Doc want to sell the baseball field. He internally has to think what to do, which makes this an internal conflict. An External conflict in this book was when the town played a game to decide what they were going to do with the field. This was an external conflict because they played hands on a game for the field.