Cal Ripken, Jr.'s autobiography The Only Way I Know was published in 1997 to rave reviews by critics and fans alike. Publishers Weekly called it "an unusually good sports autobiography that captures the candor and generous spirit of [the] man," while Booklist called it "superior....Excellent baseball fare." Now this number one best-seller has been adapted for children sure to score a hit with young readers. This adaptation for beginning readers is written to an Easy-to-Read Level 3. In simple, clear language, it presents the highlights of Cal Ripken's life and career and his philosophy: "Play well and play every day." The art combines photos from The Only Way I Know and action-packed illustrations by Stan Silver.