No Easy Way: The Story of Ted Williams and the Last .400 Season (Dutton, 2010) by Fred Bowen is a Junior Library Guild Selection.
It’s 1941— a legendary year in baseball. It’s the year that Red Sox slugger Ted Williams makes history! With just a doubleheader left to play and the whole world watching, Williams is on the verge of batting a record-breaking .400 for the entire season. Here is the exciting story of that spectacular year and the player who inspired the nation with a feat so amazing, no one has equaled it since.