Spitball is a literary baseball magazine founded in 1981 and dedicated to poetry, short fiction, prose, art, and book reviews; all devoted to baseball. In 1983 Spitball established the CASEY Award to honor the authors and publishers of the best baseball books published each year. The CASEY was the first award of its kind, and it is widely recognized as the most prestigious award that a baseball book can be given.
A key component of Spitball's mission is the timely publication of authoritative, lively, and appreciative reviews of quality baseball books. These reviews can be found in our Baseball Books Reviewed section. We also publish short and to-the-point reviews of current baseball books in the "Baseball Book News" column at the back of each issue of Spitball Magazine.
Finalists for 2013 CASEY Award Announced!
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Judges for 2013 CASEY Award Announced
Spitball Magazine is pleased to announce that the Judges panel for the 2013 CASEY Award will be:
Gary Joseph Cieradkowski, of Cieradkowski Applied Art & Design and the creator of The Infinite Baseball Card Set blog and baseball cards;
Jay Goldberg, a former sports agent and the owner of the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse and Art Gallery in New York City; and
C. Paul Rogers, a professor of Law and former Dean at the SMU School of Law, as well as the author of several baseball books, including biographies of Robin Roberts and Eddie Robinson.
Thanks to these three brave souls for accepting the challenge of Judging the CASEY!
Baseball Book Display at 31st CASEY Awards Banquet
The list of Finalists for the 2013 CASEY Award have now been determined, but it is still not too late for publishers to make sure that all their baseball books for 2013 will be represented at the 31st annual CASEY Awards Banquet which will be held in March of 2014. As usual, all books received by Spitball will be on display at the Banquet ... free of charge to the publisher. You can check on your books by looking at the "Current Baseball Books" page of this website. If you book is NOT listed on that page, we have NOT received a review copy of the book, and obviously it will not be on display at the Banquet.
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The Fall 2013 issue of Spitball is now on its way to all subscribers. This outstanding issue features Mark Schraf's coverage of the 2013 Hall of Fame Induction ceremony (Hank O'Day, Jacob Ruppert, and Deacon White) in Cooperstown, New York; the Chapbook Corner column by Mike Shannon; the best new baseball fiction & poetry around; news about the latest baseball books; and much more. The issue also features the return of the great Donnie Pollard whose wonderful artwork of Deacon White graces the cover. If you do not receive this issue by December 12, please let us know.
New Poems of the Month
The new Poem of the Month for May 2013 was posted on 10/10/2013.
We are now accepting online subscriptions for Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine
New CASEY Award To Be Authentic Louisville Slugger!